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Kalanchoe

This seems to be either a Kalanchoe or a closely related plant. I got this from a neighbour in Melaka. Sharing plants with other collectors is a very cost-effective way of increasing the size of your collection.

BTW, in Kalanchoe, the 'ch' is pronounced as a 'k'. I got this from a book, so please correct me if I am wrong.

Kalanchoe hybrids with their bunches of brightly-coloured flowers are nursery staples during festival seasons. Unfortunately, not many consumers know that Kalanchoes are unlikely to bloom again unless the day length changes. This won't happen in Malaysia, so in a way, consumers are suckered . I guess they expect you to buy a new one each year . I've only seen a Kalanchoe hybrid bloom in somebody's garden once.

I'm quite sure this is a Kalanchoe tomentosa. Surprisingly, the velvety coat holds up well in a dusty and dirty urban environment. It's quite a trouble-free plant, though. I keep only one or two around, because I like globular succulents better.

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