Kalanchoe x houghtonii 'Pink Butterflies' Care Guide
About Kalanchoe x houghtonii 'Pink Butterflies'
Kalanchoe x houghtonii ‘Pink Butterflies’ is the variegatedvariegated A naturally occurring or viral induced mutation, which appears as stripes or whole sections of tissue that are without chlorophyll. Variegated varieties are often prized for the attractiveness of the markings caused by the mutation. version of K. delagoensis and K. daigremontiana. It is a very sought after cultivar because of its beautiful pink plantlets that form on the edges of the leaves that look like tiny butterflies.
Sadly, the plantlets won’t propagatepropagate breed specimens of a plant by natural processes from the parent stock like taking stem cuttings, leaf cuttings or seeds if they are completely pink because they lack the chlorophyll needed to make energy. I have successfully propagated Kalanchoe x houghtonii ‘Pink Butterflies’ from stem cuttings though.
Do note that Kalanchoe x houghtonii ‘Pink Butterflies’ is very fragile and the tiny plantlets will fall off at the slightest touch. Shipping them will usually knock all of them off through no fault of the seller. No amount of protection will prevent them from coming off. Don’t worry though, as Kalanchoe x houghtonii ‘Pink Butterflies’ gets taller, more will form.