These plants are extremely beautiful
and easy to grow.
When the apartment we used to live in
trimmed all of the palm trees they displaced all of the
ummm... "residents" that live in the dry fronds. For a while we
had a bit of a rat problem (outside, thankfully.) The main
casualty of this was one of my oldest Kalanchoes. In about a day
it was chewed level with the ground. I assumed it was done for.
But, a few months later, a small plant popped up in the pot of
my large Ficus tree that had been under the Kalanchoe. Apparently
a small chewed up piece of the plant feel into the Ficus' pot
and took root!
Kalanchoe, members of the succulent family, are native to Madagascar but their name is derived from
a Chinese word.