Get in quick, this is one sensational, new and hard to find plant.
The novelty, fleshy foliage is covered with sensational, double, cerise pink flowers in both autumn and spring. The flowers are brilliant and last an age. It makes a wonderful houseplant on a sunny windowsill.
The unusual leaves are angular with lumps and bumps all over, like giant spidery legs. The lower leaves are thicker, and the new, younger foliage more narrow at the top of the plant.
Kalanchoe are a type of succulent, so are easy to care for and don’t require much water. In pots they are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use (shade in summer outdoors). In the garden they need a frost free area with sharply drained soil and look terrific in a rockeries or small beds.
Water Kalanchoe 'Tarantula’ to establish, then allow to almost dry out between watering – you are more likely to kill it with kindness than neglect. Remove spent flowers to tidy. Add a liquid fertiliser once a month during flowering to get the best blooms.
Plants will produce offsets, which if potted on will be great gift ideas.
Supplied as: Pots
Spring and autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade