Plant Care Big Leaf Kalanchoe

Big Leaf Kalanchoe

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Big Leaf Kalanchoe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Big Leaf Kalanchoe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

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!).

Taxonomy

Kalanchoe laciniata 'Modoc'
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Big Leaf Kalanchoe

Water

How often to water your Big Leaf Kalanchoe

Water needs for Big Leaf Kalanchoe
0.5 cups
every 12

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.

Calculate water needs of Big Leaf Kalanchoe

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Big Leaf Kalanchoe in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

58% Medium

Growing Big Leaf Kalanchoe in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Big Leaf Kalanchoe in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

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…

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Light needs for plant Big Leaf Kalanchoe in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight will decrease by 18.8% ☀️

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…

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Light needs for plant Big Leaf Kalanchoe in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

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…

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Finding light for Big Leaf Kalanchoe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Big Leaf Kalanchoe: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Big Leaf Kalanchoe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Big Leaf Kalanchoe: repot after 2X growth

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.

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Care Summary for Big Leaf Kalanchoe

Big Leaf Kalanchoe

Big Leaf Kalanchoe


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Big Leaf Kalanchoe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Big Leaf Kalanchoe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Big Leaf Kalanchoe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Big Leaf Kalanchoe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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@Lilibutwithbands
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 411 XP
globe Louisville, KY
04/26/2021

This plant is good for first time plant owners. I have nearly killed it many times and has survived. It works well in any sunlight and minimal watering. Greg has helped it be more beautiful by actually remembering to love it.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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