Plant Care Copper Spoons

Copper Spoons

4.7 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Copper Spoons has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Copper Spoons has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Copper Spoons

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 orgyalis

Also known as

Cinnamon Bear, Leather Plant and Shoe Leather Kalanchoe

How to care for Copper Spoons


How often to water your Copper Spoons

Water needs for Copper Spoons
0.5 cups
every 12

Copper Spoons needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Copper Spoons

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Copper Spoons in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Copper Spoons: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Copper Spoons love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Copper Spoons does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Copper Spoons in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Copper Spoons

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Copper Spoons: 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 Copper Spoons after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Copper Spoons

Copper Spoons

Copper Spoons

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Copper Spoons has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Copper Spoons has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Copper Spoons has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Copper Spoons has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Copper Spoons has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Fouifon avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 235 XP

I love theeem

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 675 XP
globe Lincoln, NE

This is potted with my Echeveria prolifica and I don’t water either plant very often and they are both thriving. It is super pretty with its green and copper spoon-shaped leaves. It’s one of my favorites.

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leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 472 XP
globe Homer City, PA

Great plant. Toxic though!!

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 373 XP
globe North Andover, MA

Just recently adopted this Kalanchoe, it was not watered or given proper light for 6+ months. Slowly she’s coming back to life.

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 249 XP
globe Little Rock, AR

This is the first succulent I haven’t immediately killed!! I think the copper coloration paired with the interesting shape is wonderful and provides a nice mixture to your collection!

Survivor Survivor

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