Plant Care Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe

4.4 out of 5 (265 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 Phoenix, Arizona.

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 Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

57% Medium

Growing Florist Kalanchoe in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 4th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight will decrease by 20.3% ☀️

December 4th, 2022

Phoenix is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to decrease by 20.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 4th, 2022

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayl…

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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 🚫.

Phoenix, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.

When to repot Florist Kalanchoe

Nutrient needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Phoenix, Arizona

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

December 2nd, 2022

The growing potential in Phoenix is medium 👌.

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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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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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 Phoenix, Arizona, 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 165
Florist Kalanchoe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 128
Florist Kalanchoe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 117
Florist Kalanchoe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 66
Florist Kalanchoe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 63
Florist Kalanchoe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 46
Florist Kalanchoe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
Uniqueplantlove avatar
@Uniqueplantlove
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 1,433 XP
03/28/2022

Awesome plant so recommend this I am not sure that the ant I have is this one but I love it

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Bosschayote avatar
@Bosschayote
leaf-1 118 Plants
xp 6,207 XP
globe Memphis, TN
03/13/2022

This plant is such a survivor!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Popsicle49 avatar
@Popsicle49
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 3,122 XP
globe St. Pete Beach, FL
02/26/2022

Lush and beautiful. Easy care.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Mizsherm avatar
@Mizsherm
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,058 XP
globe Aurora, IL
02/23/2022

This plant was a straggler that started rooting on the windowsill! She’s doing well, I’ve had the mother plant for years and this the first year she has bloomed.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Cassie.hayde
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 462 XP
02/04/2022

I haven’t had a lot of luck with my Kalanchoe. It nearly died on me last year just months after getting it, I’m starting to think it was poor conditions at the place I got it from but since repotting, it seems to be getting healthier now but haven’t had any flowers since :( fingers crossed we get them soon!

Browns easily Browns easily
Mizsherm avatar
@Mizsherm
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,058 XP
globe Aurora, IL
01/24/2022

This plant put up with a LOT of abuse because I didn’t know what it was or that it would bloom. Now that it has I fell in love with it but it has become too leggy and I’m planning on doing something about that. Wish me luck!

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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 8,863 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
01/14/2022

Meh, nothing special

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 234 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
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@Hotshotmena
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 479 XP
globe Pasadena, TX
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 6 Plants
xp 136 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
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@Krisyandbandit
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 240 XP
globe Pasco, WA
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 57 Plants
xp 10,286 XP
globe Orlando, FL
12/22/2021

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

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,286 XP
globe Orlando, FL
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 44 Plants
xp 1,847 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 5 Plants
xp 305 XP
globe Wilmington, DE
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 178 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
Chansgreenbabys avatar
@Chansgreenbabys
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 89 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
Survivor Survivor
Noah.moe avatar
@Noah.moe
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 688 XP
globe South Penrith, New South Wales
10/03/2021

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

Survivor Survivor

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