Kalanchoes comprise a diverse group of succulent perennials, shrubs, climbers and small trees, including about 130 species mostly from dry subtropical and coastal climates of South Africa and Madagascar. Several species and hybrids are grown in Inland Empire gardens where they add interest with their colorful foliage and flowering. They are well suited to rock gardens, in containers and combined with other succulents in frost-free areas.
Flapjack plant is a colorful species with unique round overlapping leaves that grow 4-5 in. in dia. and with red-orange edges. Plants eventually develop stems that can reach 12-18 in. tall; stalks containing small white flowers occur in late spring. This is a particularly good border, parkway and and container plant that requires little care.