The Kalanchoe Plant

The Kalanchoe Plant

The Kalanchoe Plant (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) is easy to grow indoor houseplant.  It can also be used outdoors during the spring and fall seasons.  The blooms are white, pink, fuschia, and light orange.

The Kalanchoe Plant

This plant does have thick leaves and is considered a succulent.  It is a low maintenance plant but it does require good well drained composted soil.  It loves to be in a container and is disease and insect tolerant.

Can the Kalanchoe plant tolerate freezing temperatures?

It does not like temps below 32° Fahrenheit.  Water about once per week for good growth but best if placed in a shady area during the mid-summer heat.  Do not plant outdoors where temperatures exceed 100° in summer or below 32° during the winter months.

It likes lots of bright indirect sunlight…don’t be afraid to place on the dinner table for decoration.

Does Kalanchoe Plant have pest problems?

Mealybugs do attack this plant but if you treat it at the first sign of infestation it will thrive and grow.  Use a systemic insecticide to remove mealybugs.  Or go organic and spray with neem oil.

What about fertilizer?

I would fertilize about 2-3 times per year usually during the growing season, spring, summer, and fall.  I recommend diluting your fertilizer to about 1/2 the ratio of the recommended dosage.  Do not fertilize during the winter seasons.

The Kalanchoe Plant
Kalanchoe sitting outdoors on table

Nice looking pink Kalanchoe sitting on top of an outdoor table.

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