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Walking Kalanchoe or Kalanchoe Gremlin is an interesting perennial succulent that works perfectly in those difficult shady areas in our desert gardens. Native to central and southern Madagascar, it thrives in rocky dry soil. An evergreen plant in the Crassulaceae family. This plant has grey-green very thick fleshy leaves with purple margins. It produces 2-4 long stolons with baby plantlets at the end of long stems. These plantlets will root giving the plant its name Walking Kalanchoe. Flowers are small and tubular. As with most succulents, you want to make sure it is not in the direct sun here in our low desert. Morning sun and filtered shade is best. Under the canopy of a Mesquite or Palo Verde works perfectly. If the leaves are getting too much sun they will start to yellow or sunburn leaving a scar. Also, beware of too much water. Succulents store water in their thick leaves and grow in well-draining soil. This is why they are great companion plants in our desert gardens. 
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