Kalanchoe pumila

The Quicksilver is a bushy, evergreen and perennial succulent plant which grows to about 30-40cm tall. They produce maximum contrast colours in full sun, but will do well in partial shade also, with grey-green foliage and purple margins, and chalky texture. They have striking pink flowers, and flower mainly in the winter months giving gardens a beautiful splash of colour when other plants are dormant. They are hardy, and have beautiful and unusual foilage, making them a fantastic addition to gardens, rockeries and collections.

Common Name: Quicksilver

Height: Grows to about 30-40cm tall.

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Water during the summer and spring, making sure it has good drainage. Reduce water in the winter to monthly. Excess water can damage the plant.

Flowers: Produces red flowers in the winter.

Propagation: From stem cuttings or leaf cuttings during spring- autumn.

Care: Keep in either a pot, planter, hanging basket or garden bed, in good quality, well-draining soil. Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions.