Last Updated: September 9, 2023

a mariner's kalanchoe in bloom

The Kalanchoe blooming in the succulent garden

So this Mariner’s Kalachoe (Kalanchoe marnieriana) started out three years ago as a stick and four leaves rescued from a garden center trash bin.

a small plant in a clay pot

The Kalanchoe in 2019

This past summer it finally got to a size where I felt it could hold its own against weeds, pests, and the tails of large, happy dogs, So I moved it to the succulent garden in the front courtyard.

a Kalanchoe marnieriana in bloom

The Kalanchoe on an afternoon in December 2022

Judging from its floral display, I’d says it’s quite happy there.