Enjoy the vibrant variety of colours of the Kalanchoes grown at Willys Greenhouse. Continue reading to learn more about how to care for this plant, as well as answers to our most commonly asked questions.
These plants are native to Madagascar, Brazil and Southeast Asia.
The blooms, which come in red, white, pink, orange and yellow, will last anywhere from 3-6 weeks. Kalanchoe is a popular plant during Chinese New Year celebrations, as it is said to bring wealth and prosperity. Some species contain toxins that can cause cardiac poisoning in grazing animals, while it has also been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat infections, rheumatism and inflammation.
Water thoroughly until it runs out the bottom, and immediately empty the drainage tray (never leave the plant sitting in water!)
Over-watering is the main reason for a dying Kalanchoe!
Allow your Kalanchoe to dry out between watering.
Kalanchoes need lots of light, preferably a south-facing window in winter and bright indirect light (or east/west window) in summer.
If your Kalanchoe plant is looking leggy and thin, it probably isn’t getting enough light.
keep your plant in an area above 10 degrees Celsius (50°F).
Kalanchoes do fine in normal household conditions, but they need to be kept away from drafts.
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Are Kalanchoes edible?
They are beautiful and happy, but not edible.
Can I keep a Kalanchoe outside?
You can definitely keep your Kalanchoe outside but not too early in the year. Wait until about mid-May and cover it at night for the first few nights to harden it off. Bring it inside before the first night frosts.
The blooms are wilting, what is the problem?
Most potted flowering plants prefer moist but well-drained soil. If the soil gets too dry the blooms can wilt and they may not recover. Check the soil moisture with your finger – if the top 2-4″ of soil is dry, or plants are wilted, it is time to water.