is one of a
number of plant
species which are presently being tested for their
suitability to be grown as Green Roof
plants in the Durban region that have initially shown good results.
occur naturally within a radius of 50 km of the Durban
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is found growing in a few exposed hot rocky localities in
the Durban area.
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is a medium sized
clump forming succulent
plant with a neat rounded growth habit.
reproduce naturally by
vast amounts of very small seed .
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora propagate very easily by division, from leaf cuttings as well as from seed.
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora plants are being grown for their attractive growth habit.
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora plants are very drought
resistant being well adapted to hot and dry
Disease and pest resistance
in the green roof application.
Suitability as Green Roof plants
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora plants are valuable feature plants in green roof plantings that are going to get the very minimum of or no water in winter as well in combinations with other plants that do not have a very vigorous nature. Green roofs with shallow low nutrient soils provide an ideal growing environment for these very attractive flowering plants.
Biodiversity value in the Green
All plants have
value on a bio-diverse green roof
Cautions and precautions in the Green Roof
must be taken to ensure good drainage to prevent rotting