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What is a flower that starts with the letter "K"?

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The Kalanchoe, or kalanchoe blossfeldiana, is a common perennial flower originally native to Madagascar. Known for their colorful pink and scarlet blooms, these plants are easy to care for and are very popular as flowering houseplants.

The Kalanchoe does best in cooler climates that offer well-drained soil. When grown indoors, environments must provide ample sunlight. Flowering occurs four months after the plant is first exposed to four weeks of 16-hour nights. The Missouri Botanical Garden classifies this plant as low maintenance and trouble free. Kalanchoe plants are often grown indoors, where their colorful blooms can be enjoyed for several weeks or more.

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