Kalanchoe Tomentosa 'Chocolate Soilder 'Panda Plant'

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Basic Info

Kalanchoe Tomentosa is also commonly known as the ‘Chocolate Soilder’ or ‘Panda Plant’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 80 cm (31″). When it flowers you can expect it to produce bell-shaped yellow flowers.

Scientific Classification

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

Care and Propagation Information


Kalanchoe Tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier ‘Panda Plant’ 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 Panda Plant 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 Tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier ‘Panda Plant’

This succulent type is a rare one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy small bell-shaped yellow-green 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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Where to Plant

Kalanchoe Tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier ‘Panda Plant’ 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 9a-11b which is around -6.7 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant the Panda Plant 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 Tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier ‘, Panda Plant’

Panda Plant 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 Tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier ‘Panda Plant’ By Leaves

When propagating Panda Plant 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

Panda Plant is native to known to be a cultivar of the Kalanchoe Tomentosa.