Paddle Plants, scientifically known as Kalanchoe luciae, is a stocky succulent with round paddle shaped leaves. Found naturally in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland, the edges of the paddle plant become tinged with pink when stressed with direct sunlight and cool temperatures. Paddle plants are easy to maintain in indoor environments due to their drought resistant properties and preference for bright light, average humidity levels, and dry (or medium moist) well-drained soils. Paddle plants should only be watered when the soil has completely dried out.
Paddle plants grow to heights between 1’-2’ (30.5-61 cm) with spring blooming stalks of 2’-3’ (61-91.4 cm).