Kalanchoe Panamensis – A Cute Leafty Succulent For Your Corner

Kalanchoe Panamensis, also often referred to as Kalanchoe Marnieriana, is a rare type of succulent species from the Crassulaceae plant family. This species originates from a region in Madagascar and its family of several other Kalanchoe varieties.

Kalanchoe Panamensis succulents feature flattened, circular leaves that appear heftier or thicker than leaves seen on others. These leaves are a vibrant greenish-blue hue and can grow out some light reddish-pink coloring along with the tips of them – the coloring of the tips happens during the winter months. In addition, this Kalanchoe begins to blossom pink and red flowers during the springtime. These flowers are unique as they hang down off the plant’ leaves and have a shape similar to a bell.

With that good point, these succulents can make an excellent and appealing addition to any home or garden area, especially since they’re suitable indoors and outdoors! However, placing a Kalanchoe Panamensis outdoors is better. In that case, especially, they are a few essential guidelines that every owner should focus on – just some simple aspects like sunlight conditions, watering routines, safe temperatures, etc. If you’re keen on learning more about the necessities this succulent will need, read on!

Kalanchoe Panamensis Care Guidelines

Soil Recommendations

Kalanchoe Panamensis do best when planted in well-draining soil. We highly recommend sand-based soil as it helps with their growth process and ensures they receive the necessary nutrients needed.

Feeding Kalanchoe panamensis

Fertilizer should typically only be used occasionally for these succulents and even less often during dormancy. When fertilizing a Kalanchoe Panamensis succulent, use a diluted liquid-flowering fertilizer.


Dormancy hits these succulents during the summertime and into the wintertime. During the winter months, you’ll notice that the succulent growth is slower than usual.

Lighting Needs for Kalanchoe panamensis

Natural sunlight is vital to the growth of any plant; however, it’s also important to know whether your succulent needs direct sunlight or indirect sunlight. Kalanchoe Panamensis prefers indirect sunlight due to direct sunlight causes potential damage to the plant’s features. Indirect sunlight can be achieved both indoors and outdoors – if your succulent is indoors, place it near a sunlight-exposed window with a shear curtain hung for safety. If your succulent is outdoors, placing it in a partially shaded garden area or even in a shear yet well-lit greenhouse will suffice. Tip: If there are no well-lit windows to place your Kalanchoe Panamensis indoors, consider using a bright plant lamp.

Watering Routine for Kalanchoe panamensis

Fortunately, Kalanchoe Panamensis succulents need some neglect in their established watering routine. Overwatering is a big, common issue with these succulents; therefore, it is crucial to understand how and when to water them. More specifically, you should only water these plants once every one to two weeks, depending on how quickly the soil soaks up the water. Never water your succulents unless the soil is dry. This is why using well-draining soil, as well as a draining pot, is vital.

Temperatures & Humidity

With Kalanchoe Panamensis originating from Madagascar, it had better in the warmer temperatures and humidity levels; however, they can sustain a light, cool-like temperature range for short amounts of time. It is better for this Kalanchoe to expose temperatures ranging from 80 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit.

As for the humidity within the surrounding area of your Kalanchoe Panamensis, the plant will be fine with said humidity. They tend to like it sometimes. Nonetheless, if your succulent seems to be struggling in the humid area, try moving it temporarily or using a spray bottle to mist it lightly with some fresh water.

Toxic or Non-Toxic?

Kalanchoe Panamensis is considered to be a poisonous succulent. However, that only qualifies if any part of the plant is consumed. Therefore, this plant should be kept out of the reach of children and pets to avoid potential ingestion from occurring.

Pests, Diseases, & Other Commonly Related Issues

As mentioned earlier, overwatering and underwatering are two of the most significant issues these succulents face. Additionally, some other common issues are burning due to direct sunlight, spots on the leaves, mildew, scabs, root rot, and cases of rotting with the heart and crown. Remember that this succulent doesn’t attract pests; however, common pests such as mealybugs can potentially appear at times.


Propagating A Kalanchoe Panamensis

Leaf Propagation

Step 1: Always cleanse your shears before conducting a propagation technique and obtain gloves.

Step 2: Find a healthy, full-grown leaf that has grown from the parent plant’s main stem. Then, choose a leaf towards the root, as that may eventually stunt the future growth of newer leaves.

Step 3: Gently cut the leaf. The cut should always be done against the stem.

Step 4: Lightly rinse the leaf-cutting and place it in a dry space for a few days. This is vital as it allows the cutting time to callous before planting.

Step 5: Fill your new pot about a third of the way full of your soil, and plant the propagated leaf in the soil.

Step 6: Water the soil as needed and watch your new Kalanchoe Panamensis bloom!

Stem Propagation

  1. Cleanse your shears and ensure you have suitable gloves to wear during propagation.
  2. Depict which portion of the stem can be used. The chosen stem should be undamaged and healthy for successful propagation.
  3. Carefully cut the stem off of the parent plant.
  4. Fill your newer pot about a third full and plant the propagated stem.
  5. Keep watering the soil as necessary, and watch your new succulent bloom.

Final Words

Well, that’s all there is to it! As you can see, these Kalanchoe Panamensis succulents are the perfect addition to any scene, whether indoors or outdoors. Not to mention it’s super simple to manage, making it the perfect starter plant for beginners and a new favorite for experienced gardeners! Hopefully, this read has provided you with enough information so that you can raise a Kalanchoe Panamensis succulent. Enjoy!

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