Plant Care Felt Bush

Felt Bush

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Felt Bush has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Felt Bush

Plants in the Kalanchoe genus are native to Madagascar and tropical Africa. They range from rubbery green leaves, to leopard print, and some are even fuzzy! The word Kalanchoe comes from the Cantonese name for these plants, pronounced Ka-lun-koh-ee in English. Their succulent leaves help store water during droughts, so they'll be just fine if you skip a watering or two (it happens!).


Kalanchoe beharensis

Also known as

Elephant's Ear Kalanchoe, Velvet Elephant Ear, Maltese Cross, Fang, kalanchoe 'fang' and Kalancho Beharensis

How to care for Felt Bush


How often to water your Felt Bush

Water needs for Felt Bush
0.5 cups
every 12

Felt Bush needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Felt Bush

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Felt Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Felt Bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Felt Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Felt Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Felt Bush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Felt Bush: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Felt Bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Felt Bush is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Felt Bush

Felt Bush

Felt Bush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Felt Bush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 16
Felt Bush has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Felt Bush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Felt Bush has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Felt Bush has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Strawberrymoon avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
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a slow grower ngl, but that’s probably bc it’s winter here! but despite the slowness, her growth is definitely noticeable. haven’t had any problems with her at all and she’s very fluffy <3

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globe Pembroke Pines, FL

Surprisingly easy to maintain

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leaf-1 6 Plants
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globe Catskill, NY

easy to care for

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leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Oxford, FL

I feel as if it has a hard time rooting in to the soil. On multiple occasions I have bumped in to the table that I have it on. It has fallen out of the cup with barely any roots or soil on it. But I mean it is still live so.

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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Bought it when it wasn’t in the best shape, it lost a leaf but then recovered so quickly! It doesn’t require a lot of effort and it’s been growing so fast in the last couple of months! The leaves are beautiful and fuzzy, mine loves to sit in front of my west-facing window that gets plenty of direct sunlight in the afternoon.

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globe Des Plaines, IL

Very soft. Just be aware of the amount of water you give the plant

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leaf-1 21 Plants
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Love love love! Bought a plant from Canadian tire and repotted had 4 separate root systems and 2 more starting! A great plant for sharing with other plant lovers!!

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leaf-1 6 Plants
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globe Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

Very special one, huge leaves. Madagascar inhabitant

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Sarah avatar
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globe Whitman, MA

It’s fuzzy and is a very happy plant in my pot with my other plants. It started as 1 small “branch” and is now 4 branches and a very healthy succulent with minimum effort. I recommend!!

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Keyshaj avatar
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I love this fuzzy little guy. I’ve had him awhile and he has definitely grown quite a bit. Hardly ever water it and doesn’t seem to have any issues

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