Definition of kalanchoe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkalənˈkō-ē/ Pronunciation: /kəˈlaNGkō-ē/


A tropical succulent plant with clusters of tubular flowers, sometimes producing miniature plants along the edges of the leaves and grown as an indoor or greenhouse plant.
  • Genus Kalanchoe, family Crassulaceae.
Example sentences
  • I have quite a few kalanchoes, all planted in the same area.
  • For something in bloom, choose a camellia, Christmas cactus, cymbidium, kalanchoe, or moth orchid.
  • For the second year in a row, I am having a problem with my kalanchoes.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from French, based on Chinese gāláncài.

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Syllabification: kal·an·cho·e

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