any of a genus (Kalanchoe) of succulent perennial plants of the orpine family; esp., a species (K. blossfeldiana) with small red flowers that can be induced to bloom in December for Christmas
Any of several succulent plants of the genus Kalanchoe, often cultivated as houseplants for their fleshy leaves and colorful flowers.
Origin of kalanchoeNew Latin Kalanchoe probably from a Chinese source akin to Cantonese gaa1 laam4 coi3 gaa1 laam4 Buddhist monastery ( from Middle Chinese k&hhook;ia lam ) ( short for sə&schwabreve;ŋ k&hhook;ia lam mua ) ( from Sanskrit sa&mlowdot;ghārāmah ) ( sa&mlowdot;ghah sangha ; see sangha . ) ( ārāmah pleasure grove ) coi3 vegetable, greens ; see bok choy .
From the genus name.