Plant Care Panda Plant
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Panda Plant

4.6 out of 5 (121 experiences)

Panda Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Panda Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Chocolate Soldier and Cocoon Plant

Taxonomy

Kalanchoe tomentosa
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

Panda Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 75
Panda Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 52
Panda Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 26
Panda Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 17
Panda Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 13
Panda Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Panda Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Panda Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
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@Rachel
Bloomington, Indiana
Rating of the plant Panda Plant named fuzzy by Rachel on Greg, the plant care app
07/14/2021

I love that this plant only needs water once a week and looks beautiful! I got mine with a few leaves a bit broken but it has healed slowly but surely overtime. This is definitely an indoor plant tho…

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@Plantsongb2…
Bayonne, New Jersey
Rating of the plant Panda Plant named P🐼nda by Plantsongb2be on Greg, the plant care app
02/21/2021

One of new favorites!!! It has fuzzy thick leaves and a beautiful brown/chocolate tip and doesn’t need to be watered often and has the cutest pups for propagation. Just be mindful of pot size for it …

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@Brandy
Pike, New York
Rating of the plant Panda Plant named Walt by Brandy on Greg, the plant care app
06/16/2021

We got him on a Wine tour. He was not my favorite succulent we acquired that day, but has since won me over. He doesn’t need much water, does prefer a lot of sun and produces the cutest babies. He is…

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@Sidney_gia75
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Rating of the plant Panda Plant named fluffy butt by Sidney_gia75 on Greg, the plant care app
07/03/2021

This plant is a cute little plant for beginners, i went on a trip for three weeks and was scared it was going to die and the thing sprouted three new leaves. just make sure you have it in direct sunl…

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Kennedy avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Panda Plant named Achilles by Kennedy on Greg, the plant care app
06/08/2021

Great plant you can definitely tell when it’s thirsty. It droops right down! You don’t have to water it I would say at least 2-3 times a month and it grow like crazy you can also pop a leaf off and i…

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@Egotopia
Jacksonville, Florida
Rating of the plant Panda Plant named Kalanchoe tomentosa by Egotopia on Greg, the plant care app
05/19/2021

You could literally chuck a leaf in dirt and it would root even if you’re trying to kill it on purpose. Better in bright light to keep it growing in a compact way. They can get very tall though.

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@Justinee
Brentwood, New Hampshire
Rating of the plant Panda Plant named Connie by Justinee on Greg, the plant care app
05/10/2021

Love this little baby! I got one from succulent studios it was tiny and it has grown so much! I water it about once a week and it has no drainage but does fine. Hopefully I didn’t jinx myself.

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Stockton, California
Rating of the plant Panda Plant named Pearl by Cosmogyralphantom on Greg, the plant care app
04/27/2021

It’s very easy to take care of, whether there’s bright light or if it’s in the shade it still looks amazing and healthy. I water mine every 14-18 days and that seems to do the trick :)

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@Olivejuice9…
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Rating of the plant Panda Plant named achilles by Olivejuice9220 on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

It almost doubled in size in a few weeks but after a while it broke if half so i used flower take and taped it back together. It’s been almost a week and it has reconnected to itself.

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@Honeyyvoiced
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Rating of the plant Panda Plant named Peanut Jr. by Honeyyvoiced on Greg, the plant care app
08/23/2021

This is my second go around with chocolate soldier (my first got powdery mildew, hence the pest magnet). But this is one of my favorites and is otherwise easy to care for

How to care for Panda Plant

Water

How often to water your Panda Plant

Water needs for Panda Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Panda Plant 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 Panda Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Panda Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Panda Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Panda Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Panda Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Panda Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Panda Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Panda Plant: 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 Panda Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Panda Plant

Panda Plant

Panda Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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