Bright compact blooms.
The Kalanchoe is a plant with over 100 varieties but only select varieties are seen in mass production. They are a sturdy plant that are often used for gifting due to its bright colours and resilience to cold and lack of water.
|Light||Needs lots of light, place in a south-facing window in winter|
|Water||Allow Kalanchoe to get dry between waterings, do not over water|
|Temperature||Prefer temperatures above 50˚FF˚F
Kalanchoes are native to arid areas, and they are popular succulents. More commonly found in warmer areas, especially Africa, but because of its surprising ability to survive in colder temperatures, various varieties have been found in many different places.
Kalanchoes can last for an incredibly long time. They are resiliant and can continue to bloom year round.
They prefer bright, sunny locations, especially in the summer growing season. During the winter, consider a south-facing window to maximize sunlight. Water moderately throughout the summer and reduce watering in the winter. Let the soil surface dry out between waterings, and in the winter, the plant can almost dry out completely. Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress. They prefer warmth but can go to as low as 55ºF or 13ºC.
Many people discard the plants after the blooms are spent, but this isn’t really necessary. Simply cut off the flowering head, let the plant rest with reduced water, and resume its normal care. It should flower naturally in spring.