Plant Care Florist Kalanchoe
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Florist Kalanchoe

4.4 out of 5 (186 experiences)

Florist Kalanchoe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Florist Kalanchoe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Flaming Katy, Christmas Kalanchoe and Madagascar Widow's-thrill

Taxonomy

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

Florist Kalanchoe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 112
Florist Kalanchoe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 91
Florist Kalanchoe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 85
Florist Kalanchoe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 47
Florist Kalanchoe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 44
Florist Kalanchoe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 27
Florist Kalanchoe has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 17
Florist Kalanchoe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
Laymvm avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Apollo by Laymvm on Greg, the plant care app
05/05/2021

It needs to be in direct sunlight for more than a hour a day, or it may begin to die. Mine was indoors and near a window, but not in direct sunlight for very long, so I decided to put it outdoors, an…

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Dionigi avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Phoenix by Dionigi on Greg, the plant care app
03/21/2021

Got this for my partner and forgot about her until she dried up and turned brown (I didn’t have this app back then so it’s not my fault I swear). Then more than 6 months later, I saw she had new grow…

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Laymvm avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Athena by Laymvm on Greg, the plant care app
05/11/2021

For as small as the Florist kalanchoe is, the leaves are very large, and I like that! They’re very beautiful and easy to take care of. I suggest they be put in direct sunlight for at least 4 hours a …

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@Ozymandias
Weare, NH
Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Daphne by Ozymandias on Greg, the plant care app
07/26/2021

I got this from a friend who didn’t know what it was, and i incorrectly identified it the first time around. Even so, she bloomed in the middle of winter and again at the beginning of summer and spli…

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Rebecca avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Surya by Rebecca on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

I bought this for Galentines Day and I swear it had bad luck. She’s been dropped, knocked over and fallen off the plant area so many time by my family. I’m always worried that it’ll die by the trauma…

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@Phanie
Kent, WA
Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Gladys by Phanie on Greg, the plant care app
04/29/2021

Gladys is a wonderful plant that started off as a regular propagation. They do brown fairly easy, but is extremely manageable. I highly recommend non-terracotta pots for the kalanchoe. Gladys started…

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@Veltheimc
Willimantic, CT
Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Pokey by Veltheimc on Greg, the plant care app
03/29/2021

I bought this plant at a grocery store mostly for the pot it came in (a polar bear head) around Christmas time. The plant used to have pretty flowers on it, but they fell off. I’m hoping they will co…

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@Lindseyr
Austin, TX
Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Lucifer by Lindseyr on Greg, the plant care app
04/03/2021

Pretty easy to care for. When it blooms, the flowers quickly replace themselves after they die. If it gets direct sunlight, the leaves will brown and die off. Has been thriving and growing like crazy…

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Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Kalanchoe - yellow blooms by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
03/27/2021

My girls gave this to me three years ago as a 3" plant. It grows so well and quickly. As it gets taller, you can just break off a stem and stick it straight into the soil. When it blooms, it's just s…

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@Plantdaddy9…
Fort Collins, CO
Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Katy by Plantdaddy970 on Greg, the plant care app
06/14/2021

Love watching the cycles of this plant. Pretty easy to take care of and will show you signs of what it needs. If you want it to bloom all year long, take it out of direct sunlight and keep it in very…

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How to care for Florist Kalanchoe

Water

How often to water your Florist Kalanchoe

Water needs for Florist Kalanchoe
0.5 cups
every 9

Florist Kalanchoe needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New York, NY.

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 Florist Kalanchoe

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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 Florist Kalanchoe in New York, NY

New York, NY

94% High

Growing Florist Kalanchoe in New York right now

Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in New York, NY

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in New York, NY

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 6.8% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 6.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.3 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in New York, NY

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 12.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 4.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Florist Kalanchoe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Florist Kalanchoe: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Florist Kalanchoe may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in New York, NY ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Florist Kalanchoe thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Florist Kalanchoe

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

When to repot Florist Kalanchoe

Nutrient needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in New York, NY

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 28th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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