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Oak leaf plant

Most light conditions
Easy care

Those brown edges on his leaves are not a sign that anything is wrong. They’re just part of his colouring.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Kalanchoe beharensis

Nickname

Oak leaf plant; Feltbush; Feltplant; Velvetleaf

Air purifying

Yes

Plant height

20-30cm

Pet/Child friendly

Toxic if ingested

Nursery pot size

12cm

About Oak leaf plant

A native of Madagascar, Kalanchoe beharensis, or Oak leaf plant, is a fascinatingly unusual plant. Its thick, bronze-edged leaves are covered in a fine, wooly fuzz and their underside has rows of fang-like protuberances. It is, in short, quite the character.

In the wild it can grow as tall as two-metres. In spring and summer it blooms with yellow flowers every bit as fuzzy as its leaves.

As an indoor plant it stays smaller and flowerless, but still very fuzzy. It’s a very easy plant. It likes its soil to largely dry out between waterings and is happy with most light conditions.

Did you know?

Those softly spiny undersides evolved as a way to help fend off any predators that come a’nibbling.