Calanchoe is originally from Madagascar. It spread successfully in tropical countries because of its capacity to resist adverse climates. It is a succulent plant that grows straight. Leaves are fleshy and measure between 12 and 20 cm. long. Flowers are pink, about 2.25 cm. in length and tend to hang. Propagation occurs through rooted germinating buds that sprout from the edges of the leaves. It also reproduces by stem cuttings and by seed. Soils should be loose with good drainage. Sunny places are preferred for optimal growth and it is resistant to drought.
It is an ornamental plant, common in interior decoration.