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Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe)

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  • Common Name: Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe)
  • Latin Name: Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana
  • Family Name: Crassulaceae

This attractive plant with its vividly coloured flowers contains bufadienolide, a cardiac glycoside that is capable of stopping the heart from beating.  It is classified as toxic to animals and should therefore be avoided. 

It is grown as a house plant in the UK.  See also *Mother of Thousands*, *Panda Plant* and *Paddle Plant*. 

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