Big Leaf Kalanchoe
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About Big Leaf Kalanchoe
Plants in the Kalanchoe genus are native to Madagascar and tropical Africa. They range from rubbery green leaves, to leopard print, and some are even fuzzy! The word Kalanchoe comes from the Cantonese name for these plants, pronounced Ka-lun-koh-ee in English. Their succulent leaves help store water during droughts, so they'll be just fine if you skip a watering or two (it happens!).
Kalanchoe laciniata 'Modoc'
How to care for Big Leaf Kalanchoe
Big Leaf Kalanchoe needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tucson, Arizona.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 5th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
December 5th, 2022
Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 18.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
December 4th, 2022
This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…
Big Leaf Kalanchoe love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Big Leaf Kalanchoe does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Big Leaf Kalanchoe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.