Plant Care Felt Bush
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Felt Bush

4.3 out of 5 (18 experiences)

Felt Bush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Felt Bush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Elephant's Ear Kalanchoe, Velvet Elephant Ear, Maltese Cross and Fang

Taxonomy

Kalanchoe beharensis
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Felt Bush

Water

How often to water your Felt Bush

Water needs for Felt Bush
0.5 cups
every 12

Felt Bush 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 Felt Bush

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Felt Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Felt Bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Felt Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Felt Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Felt Bush

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Felt Bush is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Felt Bush

Felt Bush

Felt Bush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Felt Bush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 13
Felt Bush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Felt Bush has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Felt Bush has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Felt Bush has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Felt Bush has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Ava  avatar
@Ava
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe Oxford, Florida
10/21/2021

I feel as if it has a hard time rooting in to the soil. On multiple occasions I have bumped in to the table that I have it on. It has fallen out of the cup with barely any roots or soil on it. But I mean it is still live so.

Survivor Survivor
Czecilia avatar
@Czecilia
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 185 XP
10/02/2021

Bought it when it wasn’t in the best shape, it lost a leaf but then recovered so quickly! It doesn’t require a lot of effort and it’s been growing so fast in the last couple of months! The leaves are beautiful and fuzzy, mine loves to sit in front of my west-facing window that gets plenty of direct sunlight in the afternoon.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,664 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
08/25/2021

Very soft. Just be aware of the amount of water you give the plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Gracemelissa98 avatar
@Gracemelissa98
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,213 XP
05/31/2021

Love love love! Bought a plant from Canadian tire and repotted had 4 separate root systems and 2 more starting! A great plant for sharing with other plant lovers!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Xpinkxflamingox avatar
@Xpinkxflamingox
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 893 XP
05/20/2021

It grew fast, but now it’s dropping leaves. It flowered and now it’s just dropping healthy leaves. Not sure if this is normal behavior or not

Fast grower Fast grower
Robberte avatar
@Robberte
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 186 XP
globe Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
05/19/2021

Very special one, huge leaves. Madagascar inhabitant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Sarah avatar
@Sarah
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 86 XP
globe Whitman, Massachusetts
04/28/2021

It’s fuzzy and is a very happy plant in my pot with my other plants. It started as 1 small “branch” and is now 4 branches and a very healthy succulent with minimum effort. I recommend!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Keyshaj avatar
@Keyshaj
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 1,547 XP
04/22/2021

I love this fuzzy little guy. I’ve had him awhile and he has definitely grown quite a bit. Hardly ever water it and doesn’t seem to have any issues

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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