4.5 out of 5 (21 experiences)
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!).
Also known as
Elephant's Ear Kalanchoe, Velvet Elephant Ear, Maltese Cross, Fang, kalanchoe 'fang' and Kalancho Beharensis
How to care for Felt Bush
Felt Bush needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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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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.
What other plant parents say
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.