Common Names: Copper Spoons, Cinnamon Bear, Leather Plant, Shoe Leather Kalanchoe
Blooming season: Late winter to early spring.
Related species: It is closely related to Kalanchoe bracteata.
Kalanchoe orgyalis is a much-branched slow growing shrub, up to 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, but is more often seen as a smaller plant. It has spatulate ovate leaves that fold upward from the middle and are a bronze to gray color on the underside while the top side is felted with fine cinnamon colored hairs that eventually age to the same color as the lower surface. In the late winter to early spring appear the bright yellow flowers in terminal clusters at the branch
The two pendant Kalanchoes make excellent hanging plants. They prefer bright, sunny locations, especially in the summer growing season. During the winter, consider a south-facing window. Water moderately throughout the summer and reduce watering in the winter. Let the soil surface dry out between waterings, and in the winter, the plant can almost dry out. Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress.