Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poelln., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 35(918/927): 159 159 1934. (syn. Kalanchoe globulifera var. coccinea H. Perrier);
Christmas Kalanchoe, Flaming Katy;
The Red pierrot butterflies lays their egg on the leaves of this plant and when the caterpillar emerge out, it tunnels through the entire leaf, consume the entire leaf and goes to the next leaf till it becomes pupa. 
A popular pot plant in Delhi, a glabrous succulent herb with elliptic-oblong leaves, 3-8 cm long, with acute or obtuse tips, crenate in upper half, glossy green; flowers numerous, in branched panicles, scarlet, salver-shaped.

AN EUPHORBIACEAE MEMBER: 3 images. I am sending a member of euphorbiaceae
I could not identify
Clicked in campus of Christ College, Rajkot, Gujarat by Cannon Power shot SX130 IS

This is not Euphorbiaceae but Crassulaceae and a very common garden plant

Kalachoe blassfeldiana.. crassulaceae

Yes this is Kalachoe blassfeldianaThe Red pierrot butterflies lays their egg on the leaves of this plant and when the caterpillar emerge out, it tunnels through the entire leaf,  consume the entire leaf and goes to the next leaf till it becomes pupa.  Please grow this plant to see this beautiful butterfly.

I think typing mistake, its Kalanchoe ……

Is it Kalanchoe blossfeldiana as have been discussed in an earlier efI post ?
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : wild herb, 8 inches height, roadside
Date : 05-05-12, 10.31 a.m.
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly), WB

I think this is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana.

One of the varieties of Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, an ornamental plant. In Chennai the peak flowering season is January.

Thank you Sir for elaborating on the species. I found this on roadside among garbage!

201211 BRS 276: 2 images.
Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. request.
Location: Maravalam Garden, Peelamedu, Coimbatore
Habitat: Garden

Habit: Herb?

Promising remedy for Pathri (Renal Calculi).

I hope Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Agree wid … This z Kalanchoe blossfeldiana / Kalanchoe (Fam.- Crassulaceae ).

Kalanchoe pinnata is pathurkuchi… an anti renal stone remedy in herbal medicine…
this Kalanchoe blossfeldiana has been studied as a promising antioxidant in chronic diseases in rats… but not in humans yet…
not seen any papers about its use in RENAL STONE…
If there is reference for its use in Renal stone I shall really and greatly appreciate it.
since this K. blossfeldiana is a widely grown and loved houseplant… almost everybody has one on their kitchen table at least in the winter…

do you know about the reference to renal stone remerdy? is it this particular species???
i wish people who make therapeutics related comments would respond…..


Hooghly Today : Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poelln.: 4 images.

ID Help :-

nice- regular kalanchoe v
very popular houseplant all over the world is very forgiving
only way to kill it is too much water everyday
even then can be revived just by stopping watering

bryophyllum and kalanchoe are synonyms

It is Bryophyllum

Thank you very much for details of this plant. I found it at Kamarkundu Railway Garden.According to F. B. I. and Bengal Plants :-

Calyx shortly 4-fid ——– Bryophyllum
Calyx deeply 4-partite —— Kalanchoe

I know you like FBI and Bengal plants. so I dont want to create controversy. basically nice books but remember they are very old.
things have changed. classifications have changed. things have been further classified ie separated or lumped back together.
just as it happens in cancer classification. if I followed 100 or 90 or 70 year old books to classify a tumor now… and not pay attention to what’s the latest … my colleagues and patients … even the guy off the street would laugh me off…
Please dont take this personally that’s the way the science works, you know that.. and may be we need to get newer classification schemes…keys
In more than 50 years of making diagnosis… I have learnt that nothing is ever fixed or written in stone.
no body died and went to heaven and came back to tell us the classification key is written in stone.
nothing is… this applies to rocks’ classification, botany and cancer among all the things that can be classified… or classifying human beings and their psyche… ever attempt it based on pre- freudian or pre- Jungian era’s schemes?
… perhaps can tell us the latest … details of the differences… between the bryophyllum and kalanchoe….

This Kalenchoe is growing even in my house which does not get sun for four winter months.

Thank you very much, i agree+understand all your points.
Following are links to differentiate Kalanchoe and Bryophyllum :-

yes the pendulous flowers is a sure way to differentiate
other points need dissection

Why not the sepals? –

I think this succulent plant is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana.. Please validate.

I think yes. Very good photographs

beautiful flowers
sombody just gave ma set of cuttings
cant wait to plant them and see them grow and flower after seeing your case.

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poellin
Flaming Katy, Christmas Kalanchoe, Florist Kalanchoe and Madagascar widow’s-thrill.
A popular pot plant in Delhi, a glabrous succulent herb with elliptic-oblong leaves, 3-8 cm long, with acute or obtuse tips, crenate in upper half, glossy green; flowers numerous, in branched panicles, scarlet, salver-shaped.

Photographed from Delhi University Flower show.

Attached are pictures of Kalanchoe blossfeldiana from my pot garden at Mumbai in February 2013.

This is a potted plant, usually indoor, found this flowering pot near my house..

I hope this is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poelln.

Beautiful photographs uploaded plant identification by … is validated


Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight: Succulent for identification 16 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).  Kindly help with identification of this cultivated succulent.
Place: Shimla

Seems to be a Kalanchoe, cf. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poelln.

A species of Kalanchöe. Could be even the common one K. blossfeldiana.. This is the flowering season. Watch out for the blooms.

yes k. blossfeldiana most likely, but seems to starved of light and then open blooms will help if you follow up on it

27/1/2016 Pune

requesting to Id is ornamental plant at Pune

Kindly check for Kalanchoe blossfeldiana of Crassulaceae.

Commonly known as Flaming Katy.

Thank you for the Id. yes it is Kalanchoe dwarf

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana has flowers with four petals only.

this is a cultivar with double flowers or almost multiple layers of petals. reminiscent of minaiture roses.  nursery trade forces these massive flowering to make them attractive. comes in many colored flowers including even a yucky green flower (see this utube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtK7Ad_HKNU).

there is a cultivar called CALANDIVA series popular in houseplant shops selling with these massive flowers at top lasting a few weeks  once you bring them home… then just leaves if you are lucky to over summer them…. getting leggy  uninteresting and almost no flowers in the indian urban setting.

second flowering is difficult unless you know exactly how and have excperimented a lot.  I should know i aghve brought

lot of these home for late fall and early winter to cheer up the dreary winter blahs.

bottom line

this is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana CALANDIVA (registered) series.

oh i forgot to say…. dwarf kalanchoe still has four petaled flowers.

this case … you are showing is not the plant that is known in the trade as dwarf kalanchoe

Thank you so much for the correct Id and the link.


Fwd: SK1095 20 APR-2018- 2 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 5 images- around 6600 kb each.

Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit: Cultivated 
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poelln.  ??
SK1239 27 JUNE 2018 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8)- around 700 kb each.
Location:  Sevok, WB, India
Date: 18 May 2018
Altitude: 700 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poelln. ??

For me ‘YES’.  I have grown this plant.

Yes, it is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana only.

Kindly identify this succulent with rose-like flowers photographed at a nursery in Hyderabad, Telangana in December 2018.

Seems to be Kalanchoe blossfeldiana.

Flaming Katy.



Kalanchoe species 3 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 623 kb.

Kalanchoe blossfelidiana

Yes, appears close as per Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Attachments (1)- 5 mb.

I hope all of you are well.
Posting some pictures of a herb in my garden. ID, please.
Date/Time- May 9, 2021; 02:30 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Wardha, Maharashtra; 200 m altitude
Habitat- Garden
Plant Habit- Herb 
Plant Height- 50 cm height
Leaves Size- 5-8 cm length
Flowers Size/Colour- 1 cm length; Red corolla
Fruits Size- 1 cm length

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poelln. ??

Check with Kalanchoe blossfeldiana,

One more photo.

The leaves of the said plant look quite similar to the images displayed when searched with the name you suggested on Google, but the inflorescence is quite different. I am guessing that this is a cultivated plant, and hence, the differences could be because of different cultivars.

It will be useful to receive other experts’ thoughts on this plant.

I agree with the id provided by …

Match quite well with images at Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Thank you for the confirmation, and for sending the species page.
Yes, the photos on the species page match with the plant I have.


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