Snow White Panda Plant
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Snow White Panda Plant
P Introduced Photo: Subhasis Roy
Common name: Snow White Panda Plant, Felt plant, Pandaplant, Blue kalanchoe
Botanical name: Kalanchoe eriophylla    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)
Synonyms: Cotyledon pannosa

Snow White Panda Plant is a pretty fleshy plant, growing just 3-10 cm tall, with slender woolly stems, and thick-fleshy, blunt, obovate to oblong, leaves covered with with a fine felt of whitish hairs that give it a plump, furry look. Flowers are few, arranged in a lax simple branch-end cyme. Flower-stalks are erect, densely velvet-hairy, about 5 cm long. Flowers are pale pink-violet, 4-petalled with yellow centres and very similar to those of Kalanchoe pumila. Sepal-cup is bell-shaped, velvet-hairy, sepals triangular, pointed, longer than the tube. Snow White Panda Plant is native to Madagascar, cultivated worldwide as a garden succulent.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in cultivation in Sikkim.

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