Chocolate Soldier Kalanchoe
Max. Height: 23-24cm |
☘ Origin: Madagascar
☘ Family: Crassulaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Kalanchoe tomentosa
☘ Common Name(s): Chocolate Soldier · Panda Plant Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe plants symbolize endurance and lasting affection because of their long-lasting period of blooming. It can also symbolize wealth and prosperity.
Kalanchoe: The name ‘Kalanchoe’ comes from the Chinese phrase ‘Kalan Chau’ which translates to ‘that which falls and grows’ in reference to the way it spreads.
Chocolate Soldier, Panda Plant: Kalanchoe tomentosa got its common name from its fuzzy, felt-like leaves. This succulent comes in two main colors - grayish blue and golden brown. The first one is called Panda Plant. The second one is is called Chocolate Soldier because of the chocolate brown margins on the leaves.
According to Feng Shui symbolism, both the beauty and the flowers themselves symbolize good luck. Furthermore, flowers possess positive energy and have powerful healing qualities.
On the other side, succulents are good luck. This means that you will reap abundance in life when you grow these plants in your home. A succulent plant is a great way to attract positive elements that will result in something positive too.
Kalanchoe usually blossoms in a series of small flowers clustered into one large vivacious flowerhead. So some people see it as symbolic of having a large family. They are usually given to middle-aged and elderly people as a gift, in line with their ardent hopes for their children and families. Putting a pot of it at home, injects the whole family with fresh vitality. They are easily maintained, even for those without a green thumb. It carries such a beautiful meaning that people who receive this flower will be lucky, happy, healthy and live long.
☘ Purifies the air, adds fresh Oxygen to the environment, and improves humidity level of the house.
☘ Improves focus, enhances the memory and increases pain tolerance.