Copper Spoons
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Copper Spoons
ntroduced Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Copper Spoons
Botanical name: Kalanchoe orgyalis    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)
Synonyms: Kalanchoe antanosiana

Copper Spoons is so named because of its copper colored spoon shaped leaves. The underside of the leaves is gray. This is a very a attractive Kalanchoe especially if it is planted in the ground or in a large pot and encouraged to branch. The species name orgyalis comes from the Greek word orgya (a fathom, the distance between the tips of the fingers with the arms extended), obviously refering to its potential size. It is a succulent plant growing up to 1 m tall. The stem is covered with grayish-white wool. Copper Spoons is native to Madagascar.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Delhi.
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