Kalanchoë is a member of the Crassulaceae family, which also includes many succulents. It is an easy plant to care for, partly due to the thick leaves. Kalanchoë fits with various styles of interior, from classic to modern. The Kalanchoë Blossfeldiana group is the most common Kalanchoë.
The Kalanchoë has a rich history. The plant originates from tropical Africa, Asia and Madagascar. It was brought to Paris in 1927 and discovered by the German seed merchant Robert Blossfeld, who later introduced the Kalanchoë as a houseplant, the Kalanchoë Blossfeldiana.
Danish and Dutch breeders helped the Kalanchoë to break through internationally in the 1980s and it is now one of the most popular flowering plants in the range. Innovation in the range means that new colours and flower sizes are constantly being added to the range.
By working with the symbolism of colour, it is possible to give the plant a symbolic significance: red-flowered plants on Valentine’s day or Women’s day, or pink for a birth.