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Basic Info

Kalanchoe rhombopilossa var. viridifolia is also commonly knonw as ‘Pies From Heaven’. As the plant matures you can expect its most dominant feature the grey leaves with dark spots and wrinkled edges to become visible. When the plant flowers you can expect it to produce green to yellow flowers.

Scientific Classification

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

Care and Propagation Information


Kalanchoe rhombopilossa var. viridifolia ‘Pies From Heaven’ 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 Pies from Heaven 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 rhombopilossa var. viridifolia ‘Pies From Heaven’

This succulent type is a rare one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy green-yellowish to pink 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 rhombopilossa var. viridifolia ‘Pies From Heaven’ 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 10a-11b which is around -1.1 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Pies from Heaven 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 rhombopilossa var. viridifolia ‘Pies From Heaven’

Pies from Heaven 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 rhombopilossa var. viridifolia ‘Pies From Heaven’ By Leaves

When propagating Pies from Heaven 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

Pies from Heaven is native to the southwestern parts of Madagascar.

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