Plant Care Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe

4.4 out of 5 (255 experiences)

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

About Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe is an excellent choice for plant parents looking for the delight of colorful blossoms paired with the ease of a succulent. Though their leaves may resemble those of other tropical plants, Kalanchoe is native to dry regions of sunny Madagascar. 🏜

Taxonomy

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

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

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 located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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.

Plant care guide for Florist Kalanchoe in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

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Growing Florist Kalanchoe in Columbia right now

Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Columbia, South Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 15.9% ☀️

January 16th, 2022

Columbia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to increase by 15.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Columbia, South Carolina

Daylight will increase by 0.5 hours 📈

January 16th, 2022

This month, Columbia is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

Florist Kalanchoe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Florist Kalanchoe 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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Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
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Soil
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Native Region
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Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

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 your location in Columbia, South Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Florist Kalanchoe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 160
Florist Kalanchoe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 123
Florist Kalanchoe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 114
Florist Kalanchoe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 64
Florist Kalanchoe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 61
Florist Kalanchoe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 43
Florist Kalanchoe has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 23
Florist Kalanchoe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,020 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/14/2022

Meh, nothing special

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 85 XP
globe Dartford, England
12/30/2021

Mostly blooms with little sun exposure so is perfect for winter

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Hotshotalula avatar
@Hotshotalula
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 97 XP
12/28/2021

Do not over water

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Vanished_meesh avatar
@Vanished_meesh
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 88 XP
12/28/2021

So pretty and with lots of sunlight has multiple blooms in different seasons!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Krisyandbandit avatar
@Krisyandbandit
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 154 XP
globe Pasco, Washington
12/24/2021

Mine has grown so much! I love it and easy and pretty

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 5,214 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
12/22/2021

Super easy plant and transition into succulents. Bottom water. Bloom easily.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 5,214 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
12/21/2021

They’re fine. Pretty blooms. Easy to take care of. A little boring

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Amysplants avatar
@Amysplants
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 901 XP
globe Ilminster, England
11/02/2021

Hard to keep the flowers alive and colourful

Browns easily Browns easily
Natalie avatar
@Natalie
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 60 XP
11/02/2021

This plant grows fast and strong, but I am still waiting for flowers . Have the plant for around 8 months now

Fast grower Fast grower
Booksandplants avatar
@Booksandplants
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 155 XP
globe Wilmington, Delaware
10/26/2021

Over two years I have watered this plant no more than six times. It still grows and has yet to die. It is a survivor and is super easy to care for.

Survivor Survivor
Errblakeee avatar
@Errblakeee
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 163 XP
10/18/2021

this plant isnt super sensative, but requires frequent care as it attracts little white bugs and Browns easily. yet, it survived so far!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Chaiesgreenbabies avatar
@Chaiesgreenbabies
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 64 XP
globe Walsall, England
10/11/2021

Seems like a simple enough plant to manage. Water it and let it blossom 🌱

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Tessasplants avatar
@Tessasplants
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP
10/08/2021

They bloom red bells which I love.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Noah.moe avatar
@Noah.moe
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 491 XP
globe Jordan Springs, New South Wales
10/03/2021

Looks like it dies nearly every week as it leaves are thin and wrinkled

Survivor Survivor
Robyn avatar
@Robyn
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 66 XP
09/26/2021

Flowers really nicely

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Ella_naats_2134 avatar
@Ella_naats_2134
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 516 XP
globe Austin, Texas
09/24/2021

A very nice plant. They are definitely survivors and i enjoy having them around.

Kaweras avatar
@Kaweras
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 482 XP
globe Kahnawake, Quebec
09/20/2021

I’ve had mine for over a year going on two and I’ve never seen it bloom any flowers .

Alyssam27 avatar
@Alyssam27
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 81 XP
globe Palo Alto, California
09/12/2021

I love how beautiful the blooms are! So vibrant and colorful for a succulent 🥰

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Arwen avatar
@Arwen
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 105 XP
09/12/2021

Very hardy plant with minimal care. I even managed to give it a dormant state on accident so it bloomed again this spring. Does need a cold dormant state.

Survivor Survivor
Pyperfiske avatar
@Pyperfiske
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 177 XP
09/11/2021

Beautiful plant with white and pink flowers browns quite easily but is adorable

Browns easily Browns easily
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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