Kalanchoe Marnieriana, also known as Marnier's Kalanchoe, is a perennial succulent native to Madagascar. Folded rounded leaves are green, turning pink in cooler weather and purplish in full sun. This variety has a short shrubby habit of 12-18" and spreads 24-36" wide. Tubular red-orange flowers bloom in clusters from winter to late spring. Marnieriana is drought and shade tolerant and summer dormant. It does well as a houseplant or in zone 9-11 as an ornamental addition to a xeriscape, Mediterranean garden, or outdoor container. In cold climates, bring containers indoors over the winter. Kalanchoe Marnieriana needs little maintenance or water to flourish in full sun, full shade, or bright indirect light. This plant is a low-maintenance, unique addition to any collection.
Kalanchoe Marnieriana Selling Tips
Sell Kalanchoe Marnieriana to customers looking for a low-maintenance succulent as a gift, for a Mediterranean garden, or to add to a houseplant collection. This unique succulent offers flat, round, folded, green leaves that turn purple-toned in full sun and pink in cool weather. It has a shrubby habit of 12-18" tall and 24-36" wide. Tubular red-orange flowers bloom in clusters atop deep red stalks in late spring. This low-maintenance, summer-dormant perennial excels outdoors in zone 9-11 or as a houseplant in full sun to full shade or bright indirect light with little water. For a more traditional Kalanchoe appearance, try Millotii.
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1. Plant in well-draining peat, sand, and perlite mixture in full or partial sun. Direct afternoon sunlight can burn the leaves of this plant.
2. Water thoroughly and allow the soil to dry completely before watering again.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Kalanchoe Marnieriana, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container, three plugs per 1-gallon container, or 4-5 plugs per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained mix of peat, sand, and perlite with a pH of 5.6-6.2, EC (2:1) of .50-.75, low feed (100-150 ppm N), daytime temperatures of 68-85, and nighttime temperatures of 58-75. Pinching may promote branching but will delay finishing time. Supply 5,000-7,500 foot candles of light. Water thoroughly and then allow the soil to dry completely before watering again. With no overwatering, any disease is rare among this plant. You may see aphids, mealybugs, snails, slugs, and spider mites.
Red-orange tubular flowers bloom in clusters in winter to late spring.
Pinching can promote branching but delays finish time.
Space containers for adequate airflow around the base of each plant and to allow sunlight to penetrate to the soil level.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see aphids, mealybugs, snails, slugs, and spider mites.
This plant isn't prone to disease. Do not overwater. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Planting Kalanchoe Marnieriana Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container, three per 6-inch or 8-inch container, or 4-5 liners per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained mix of peat, sand, and perlite and completely bury the ellepot in the center or equally spaced in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Kalanchoe Marnieriana Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||10-12 Weeks|
|Light||Bright Indirect/Filtered, Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 9-11|