Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is a delightful succulent, known for its striking, vibrant flowers that come in various shades, including red, orange, pink, and yellow. These long-lasting blossoms make it a perfect choice for bringing a splash of color to your home during the fall and winter months.
Scientific Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Common Names: Flaming Katy, Christmas Kalanchoe, Florist Kalanchoe
Light: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Place it near a sunny window, but avoid direct exposure to intense sunlight, especially in the summer months.
Water: These vibrant succulents prefer to dry out between waterings. Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering. Water sparingly, approximately every 2-3 weeks during the growing season, and reduce the frequency in the dormant winter months.
Soil: Well-draining soil is essential for the health of your Kalanchoe. A cactus or succulent potting mix is an excellent choice. You can also add some perlite to enhance drainage.
Humidity: Kalanchoe doesn't have specific humidity requirements. It does well in average room humidity levels.
Temperature: Keep your Kalanchoe in a room with temperatures between 60°F to 85°F (15°C to 29°C). It can tolerate occasional temperature drops, but avoid exposing it to frost or extreme cold.
Fertilizer: Feed your Kalanchoe with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or stop feeding in the winter when the plant is dormant.
Pet warning: While Kalanchoe is a beautiful addition to your indoor garden, it's toxic to pets. Ensure it's kept out of reach of curious cats and dogs.