Family: Crassulaceae

Scientific Name: Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri Donkey Ears

Common Name: Donkey Ears Kalanchoe


Donkey Ears Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri) is an interesting succulent plant, forming new plantlets along the sides of the leaves.

Plant TypeSucculents
Hardiness Zone10-11
Sunlightfull, part sun
Moistureaverage, tolerates dry
Soil & Siteaverage, dry
Temperatureeasily damaged by frost
Flowersflowers form on a 2 foot stalk originating from the center of the plant
Leavesbronze green, fuzzy texture leaves, leaves will droop over the side of a pot
Dimensions12-18 inches tall
Propagationrooting plantlets found at the tip of the leaves
Native SiteMadagascar
Misc FactsAKA: , Giant Kalanchoe, Good Luck Leaf, Leaf of Life, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf, Palm Beachbells, Sprout Leaf Plant, Sprouting Leaf, Tree of Life.
Notes & Reference#156-San Marcos Growers web site (
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