Felt Plant

Felt Plant

Kalanchoe beharensis

Kalanchoe beharensis, commonly called velvet-leaf, felt bush or elephant’s ear kalanchoe, is a succulent tree-like shrub that is native to Madagascar. It typically grows to 3-5′ tall in cultivation. Trunk, stems and branches are woody. Large concave leaves (to 5-14″ long by 3-14″ wide) are hastate (arrowhead-shaped) and irregularly lobed. Each leaf is covered with felt-like hairs, with mature leaves displaying a rusty brown color. Greenish yellow flowers bloom in spring and summer.

Uses: Large containers, specimens

Full to Part Shade

Zone: 9-11

Height: 3-5′