Name: Kalanchoe luciae aka flapjack plant or paddle plant
Type of Plant: A succulent with large, round, stalkless leaves.
Why I Love/Hate this plant: I love this plant because it’s attractive and easy to grow. The large leaves are grayish-green with a slight blue tinge, and the plant thrives in a western or south-facing window. This plant is easy to propagate as well. Just remove one of the leaves and stick it in a pot of cactus mix potting soil! If a piece breaks off, plant it!
I like how this plant can be used in various containers outside with other succulents. It’s especially useful for wall pockets and other small, dry places.
A Word to the Wise: Water the plant well when the soil is dry, but don’t keep it constantly moist. You might want to plant this in a clay pot that is heavy enough to prevent the weight of the leaves from pulling the container over.