Donkey Ears (Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri) 2 pack


Other names: Life Plant, Palm Beachbells, Velvet-Ear Kalanchoe

The Donkey Ear plant (Kalanchoe gastonis bonnieri), also known as “giant kalanchoe and sprout leaf plant” is a fast-growing succulent originally discovered in Madagascar.

This plant is unusual-looking, with oddly shaped, pale green leaves that become covered with spots as they mature and develop small “plantlets” at their tips.

The donkey ear plant grows to a height of about 2 feet and produces showy red, coral or orange blooms that are adored by hummingbirds.

It has a high drought tolerance and doesn’t require much attention in order to thrive.

Sold in lot of two.

Shipped barerooted with care in Australia via Aus Post parcel with tracking for $9.

Availability: 3 in stock


How to Grow and Care

Donkey Ears are highly rewarding for their colorful and long-lasting flowers.

They prefer bright, sunny locations, especially in the growing season.

Water moderately from fall to winter when the growth is most active. Reduce watering during the hottest summer months when the plants are mostly dormant and winter when the growth slows down significantly. Let the soil surface dry out between waterings. Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress. An ordinary potting soil mix is fine. Feed bi-weekly during the growing season with a liquid fertilizer, or use slow-release pellets.

These small plants require repotting every few years. When repotting, take additional care in handling as the leaves are somewhat brittle and can snap easily. Clay pots work exceptionally well for planting Kalanchoes.

Weight 0.60 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 cm