Kalanchoe or kalankoe is surely among the most beautiful succulents.

Key Kalanchoe facts

Name – ‘Blossfeld’ Kalanchoe
Family – Crassulaceae
Type – succulent, perennial

 – 12 inches (30 cm)
Exposure – well-lit
Soil – soil mix

 – evergreen
Flowering – February to April

Care is rather easy but a bit of advice on watering or pruning will help you get even better flowers.

Planting kalanchoe

Planting and repotting

This plant is suited to mild climates, and should preferably be cultivated indoors if you expect the weather to freeze.

  • You may repot your kalanchoe just after purchasing it if you’ve purchased it while it wasn’t flowering.
  • After that, repotting on an annual basis in fall after the blooming should help promote sprouting of new leaves at the end of winter.

Propagating kalanchoe

Propagation is through cuttings in fall.

  • Gather the tips of the stems on about 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 cm).
  • Let wounds heal in open air for 24 h.
  • After that, dip in powdered rooting hormones.
  • Plant in seedling and cutting soil mix.
  • Keep your cuttings in a well-lit place, heated to more or less 68 to 70° F (20 to 21° C).

Caring for kalanchoe

Although caring for kalanchoe is actually straightforward, a few tips will help you grow a very nice, long-living plant:

  • Remove wilted flowers regularly (deadheading).
    This step isn’t mandatory but it helps stimulate the plant to produce new flowers.
  • Re-potting after the blooming in a pot that is slightly larger than the previous will extend the lifespan of your kalanchoe.
  • Adding flower plant fertilizer will help extend the blooming and increase its beauty.

Watering indoor kalankoe

  • During the blooming, 1 to 2 waterings a week, when the soil has dried well.
  • Outside of the blooming season, 1 to 2 waterings a fortnight.
  • In winter, 1 to 2 waterings a month should suffice, but if the air inside your home is very dry and warm, do it a bit more often.

In any case, it is important for the soil to have dried well before watering, in which case it is also better to water once rarely with a significant amount instead of many moderate sessions.

BE CAREFUL! Leaves from succulents are loaded with water. If they start collapsing, it shows that they need more water.

Learn more about kalanchoe

kalanchoeNative to Madagascar, kalanchoe, pronounced kah-LAN-ko-EE, is a very beautiful succulent.

With its reduced need for care, it poses practically no difficulty to the caretaker.

Although excess water is what most often kills it, it also likes having a lot of light, but not scorching direct sun.

You can set it up either in a pot or in a garden box, but take care not to let children or animals play or peck with it, because the leaves are poisonous when ingested.

Tip about kalanchoe

Amending the soil with organic fertilizer will favor blooming, so you must take care not to provoke this during the dormant state, from October to February.


There aren't any comments yet. Be the first to share!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Kalanchoe : feuilles fanent , tiges grises...
Posted by Aeria on 26 February 2018

Mini kalankoe en terrarium.Le fleurs sont fanées . Que faire ?
Posted by Floris on 18 March 2018

Posted by la casta 34 on 25 September 2014

Posted by evasion on 06 August 2011

Kalenchoe en piteux état
Posted by Aeria on 03 May 2018

Posted by evasion on 16 October 2012