Kalanchoe blassfeldiana

I love the color of my newest Kalanchoe. Bright clusters of flowers in red, pink, orange, yellow, or white, are one of the benefits of growing these easy to care for plants.

They can be kept indoors in an area where they will receive lots of indirect sunlight. A south facing window is a good option. This plant also does well in pots on a sunny patio outdoors.

They are drought tolerant, so water when the soil is dry to the touch. A little more water is needed when in bloom. They prefer a well draining soil and do not like to be constantly wet. Clay pots are a good choice for Kalanchoe.

Fertilize with a weak liquid fertilizer monthly in spring and summer. Hold off in the winter.

Kalanchoe can be easily propagated by removing a leaf, and letting it callus at the end, then place in damp soil in a bright area, but not in direct sunlight.

Mature plants will produce offsets which you can carefully remove and placeĀ  in damp soil, then this too should go into a bright area , but not direct sunlight. Once roots have formed you can repot both if you wish.

I hope I have encouraged you to add some bright color to your home or office with a Kalanchoe. Now I want to go to the local nursery and see if yet another color is waiting for me.


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