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Krazy for kalanchoes

These succulents are go-to choices for texture and diverse foliage

“It’s so fuzzy I’m gonna die!”

That might be the (perfectly rational) utterance of a succulent fan upon laying eyes on Kalanchoe tomentosa. Commonly known as panda plant, the species is distinguished by its fuzzy, velvety, dotted leaves, which kind of look like cat ears.Those who fancy fuzziness and brown bears might like the bear ear-shaped leaves of Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Teddy Bear’ even more.

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Chroma crazy: Variegated plants like catnip for succulent fanatics

We succulent geeks are absolute suckers for color, color combos, and colorful oddities.

Leaves with streaks, splotches, mottled patterns of various hues. Whether it’s naturally occurring, encouraged through cultivation, or brought about by seasonal or environmental influences, variegated foliage is like catnip for collectors and gardeners alike.

Consider the eye candy below a tease to a deeper exploration to come at a later date.

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