Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier’ forms a shrubby plant with long oval shaped leaves densely covered in fuzzy felt. There are many cultivars with color variants, but the “true” tomentosa has dove-gray leaves with reddish-chocolate margins and tips. This cultivar, ‘Chocolate Soldier’, has chocolate-colored leaves with nearly black markings at the tips. Very attractive, rich chocolate color provides an attractive accent with other plants. Flowers are small, but are quite uniquely, attractively furry, bell-shaped and golden ginger in color. Can be planted in patio plantings or even in garden beds in areas with temperate climes.
SURVIVE & THRIVE
Bloom time: Spring to summer
Size: To 12 inches high and 10 inches wide
Plant in porous soil with adequate drainage
Provide bright light
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a (30-35° F)
Protect from frost
Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.