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Kalanchoe Colors

By Aileen Clarkson ; Updated September 21, 2017
Kalanchoe is a popular houseplant.

You'll find kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana), a brightly colored houseplant, for sale during the late winter and early spring. This popular potted succulent needs very little attention. Its dark-green, scalloped, waxy leaves set off clusters of small flowers in a range of colors. The kalanchoe originally is from Madagascar. It prefers full sun (though it will tolerate bright light) and a well-drained potting soil. Because kalanchoe is a succulent, water only when the soil is dry to the touch. Too much water will rot the plant. Kalanchoe can grow in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11, but anywhere cooler it must remain a houseplant.

Red and Magenta

Red kalanchoe varieties include Arjuno (red), Kawi (rose red), Nemo (dark red) and Zion (orange red). Magenta varieties include Pellinore (fuchsia), Mount Rushmore (purple pink) and Bromo (violet).


Orange varieties include Carmen (orange), Klabat (orange with a yellow eye), Patty (orange pink) and Zion (orange red).


Pink varieties include Brava (pink), Keruna (light pink), Nadia (salmon) and Shasta (light pink).


Yellow varieties include Beta (yellow), Riet (golden yellow), Runa (yellow), Milos (yellow-orange), and Yellow Josefine (yellow).


White varieties include Sig, Simone and Snowdon.


About the Author


Aileen Clarkson has been an award-winning editor and reporter for more than 20 years, earning three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has worked for several newspapers, including "The Washington Post" and "The Charlotte Observer." Clarkson earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Florida.