Succulent Question

Daniel Gill  |  10/20/2015 2:23:02 AM

picture of a donkey ear kalanchoe succulent

picture of a donkey ear kalanchoe succulent

Hi Dan,

I purchased this succulent at the spring garden show. It has really grown! I can’t remember what the name is, but it is supposed to make a beautiful bloom in December. My question is about the pups growing on the ends of the leaves. Should they be removed to encourage the plant to produce flowers? Or should they be left on? Some of the babies are having babies!

Thanks again as always,

Denise

This is a donkey ear kalanchoe, Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri. You do not need to remove the plantlets growing at the ends of the leaves for the plants to bloom – although you may remove them to grow new plants.

Dan Gill
Consumer Horticulture Specialist

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