Chocolate Soldier

Today’s find at Lowe’s was this colorful trio of succulents, Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier’, in a two-inch pot. Rich was immediately enamored and although I had seen these and other “panda plants” a few times before, I hadn’t taken a close look. When I did, I saw just how interesting this plant really is. Brilliant orange fuzzy tips on the new leaves eventually age to brown and green. And the fuzziness! I can’t stop touching this plant, which Rich thinks is hilarious. It’s the most velvety-soft plant I have. And the rainbow of colors will brighten up the gloomiest winter day.

Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier' The leaves have brilliant orange and brown tips A very colorful succulent
Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier’