Plant Care Florist Kalanchoe
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Florist Kalanchoe

4.5 out of 5 (228 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 143
Florist Kalanchoe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 110
Florist Kalanchoe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 103
Florist Kalanchoe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 56
Florist Kalanchoe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 55
Florist Kalanchoe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 37
Florist Kalanchoe has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 20
Florist Kalanchoe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
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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Durbxnskies avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Cowslip by Durbxnskies on Greg, the plant care app
09/05/2021

I’ve managed to bring this plant back to life many times - I was a bad plant mum at first!! However, it’s stopped flowering now and hasn’t for a few years so that’s something to note if you aren’t th…

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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, New Hampshire
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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@Snazv
Toronto, Ontario
Rating of the plant Florist Kalanchoe named Athena by Snazv on Greg, the plant care app
08/06/2021

When it was gifted to me, it was very small and it had white flowers on it, but then a few weeks later, the flowers died, and as I watered it regularly it grew back but it would die again. So I decid…

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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, Washington
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
Windham, Connecticut
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, Texas
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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How to care for Florist Kalanchoe

Water

How often to water your Florist Kalanchoe

Water needs for Florist Kalanchoe
0.5 cups
every 12

Florist Kalanchoe 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 Florist 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.

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Finding light for Florist Kalanchoe in your home

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

Florist Kalanchoe love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Florist Kalanchoe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

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.

Care Summary for Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe


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.

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