Kalanchoe Hildebrandtii 'Silver Teaspoons'

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Basic Info

Kalanchoe Hildebrandtii is also commonly known as the ‘Silver Teaspoons’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach around 90 cm (36″) tall. The main feature of the succulent are the silvery grey leaves that make the succulent look fantastic. When it flowers you can expect it to produce white flowers.

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Kalanchoeae
Genus: Kalanchoe

Care and Propagation Information


Kalanchoe Hildebrandtii ‘Silver Teaspoons’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Silver Teaspoons healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Kalanchoe Hildebrandtii ‘Silver Teaspoons’

This succulent type is a rare one which blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy white  flowers. It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.

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Quick Facts:

Where to Plant

Kalanchoe Hildebrandtii ‘Silver Teaspoons’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9-11b which is around -6.7 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant the Silver Teaspoon in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).

How to Propagate Kalanchoe Hildebrandtii ‘Silver Teaspoons’

The Silver Teaspoon can be propagated by leaves. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Kalanchoe Hildebrandtii ‘Silver Teaspoons’ By Leaves

When propagating Silver Teaspoon with leaves. (Learn How to Propagate Succulents in detail here.) You should get a leave carefully from the mother plant. It should be a healthy leave that has no part left on the stem. In this way, the propagation will work. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

Origin and Habitat

The Silver Teaspoon is native to south-western Madagascar.