2.5" Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier'
There are many cultivars with color variants, but the "true" tomentosa has dove gray leaves with reddish-chocolate margins and tips. This cultivar, 'Chocolate Soldier' has chocolate-colored leaves with nearly black markings at the tips. Very attractive, rich chocolate color provides an attractive accent with other plants. Flowers are small, but are quite uniquely attractive furry, bell-shapes that are golden ginger in color. Prefers bright light to full sun. Can be planted in patio plantings or even in garden beds in areas with temperate climes. Use porous soil with adequate drainage. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.