Paddle Plant
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Paddle Plant
P Introduced Photo: Ashutosh Sharma
Common name: Paddle Plant
Botanical name: Kalanchoe luciae    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)
Synonyms: Kalanchoe albiflora, Kalanchoe aleuroides

Paddle Plant is a fast growing fleshy herb that will from rounded, disk-shaped leaves covered with a grey bloom and the leaf margin takes on a reddish hue during cooler winter months, otherwise the leaves remain uniformly green. The amount of sun exposure affects how much red blush the leaves exhibit. This fleshy plan has been likened to clam shells, because of the shape of the basal rosette of the thick wide rounded leaves. The inflorescence is slender, cylindrical, the flowers pale yellowish-green. Paddle Plant is a perennial or biennial, rosette-fleshy plant both solitary or forming a clumps of about 60 cm wide from a slightly swollen branched rootstock, at time of flowering each mature rosette develops a single robust stem, curved at base, then erect and straight, round or sub-4-angled, to 0.5-2.5 m tall, up to 2 cm in diameter at base. Paddle Plant is native to Southern Africa.

Identification credit: Ashutosh Sharma Photographed in cultivation in Bengaluru.

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