Kalanchoe baumii Engl. & Gilg
Kalanchoe multiflora Schinz
Kalanchoe pruinosa Dinter
Kalanchoe pyramidalis Schönland
Kalanchoe brachyloba is a usually perennial (though sometimes biennial) succulent plant, producing a single stem that is usually unbranched. It can grow up to 2 metres tall from a woody rootstock[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Africa - Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland, S. Africa.
Woodland, fissures of rocks, on sandy or stony ground; Acacia bushveld at elevations up to 1,800 metres[
The dried and pulverised root is used in the treatment of neck pains. It is usually taken in the form of a snuff[
]. The spongy tissue found inside the dry stems is sometimes used for the same purpose[
The fresh root is chewed as a treatment for a bad cold[
Easy to propagate vegetatively - just one leaf with part of its stem, when set on the soil, will produce roots and grow into a new plant.
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