These little babies are great for color all year long! They are easy to care for and can used indoors or outdoors. Kalanchoes are more common but their beautiful doubles, kalandivas (pictured above), are fuller and a bit more interesting. Them come in many wonderful colors.
According to Wikipedia:
Kalanchoe, also written Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë is a genus of about 125 species oftropical, succulent flowering plants in the Family Crassulaceae, mainly native to the Old World but with a few species now growing wild in the New World following introduction of the species.
Members of Kalanchoe genus are characterized by opening their flowers by growing new cells on the inner surface of the petals to force them outwards, and on the outside of the petals to close them.
How to care for them:
-Give them nice bright light (if you put them outside, partly shade is better)
-Water occasionally when the soil dries out. They do not like to stay wet. Make sure there is proper drainage.
-Use a houseplant water soluble fertilizer Spring through Summer.
– You can pinch back dried buds to stimulate new growth & flowers.