4.7 out of 5 (153 experiences)
About Panda Plant
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
Chocolate Soldier and Cocoon Plant
How to care for Panda Plant
Panda Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Oakland, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 27th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Oakland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
November 24th, 2022
Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 29.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
November 25th, 2022
This month, Oakland is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of day…
Panda Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Oakland, California ⛅.
Panda Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
November 27th, 2022
The growing potential in Oakland is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…
What other plant parents say
I love this plant. It is extremely forgiving and easy to grow. I recommend this for beginners and people getting into the succulent community. The really easy to propagate, and grow fast in the right care. I have not found mine to attract Pests. They are an attractive plant with soft fuzzy leaves. And you can find them almost anywhere. They do need Direct light or bright indirect light. A great rewarding plant I recommend for any plant parent.