Plant Care Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe

4.4 out of 5 (245 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 Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Growing Florist Kalanchoe in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 5th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 36.7% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 36.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.

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.

When to repot Florist Kalanchoe

Nutrient needs for plant Florist Kalanchoe in Seattle, Washington

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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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!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Dormancy
Native Region
Flowers
Growth Pattern
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 Seattle, Washington, 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 154
Florist Kalanchoe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 119
Florist Kalanchoe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 108
Florist Kalanchoe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 61
Florist Kalanchoe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 60
Florist Kalanchoe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 41
Florist Kalanchoe has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 23
Florist Kalanchoe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
Amysplants avatar
@Amysplants
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 654 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 141 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
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@Chaiesgreenbabies
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 62 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 14 Plants
xp 428 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 62 XP
09/26/2021

Flowers really nicely

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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@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 78 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 104 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 5 Plants
xp 137 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
Ohliviax avatar
@Ohliviax
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 228 XP
globe Halesowen, England
09/05/2021

My kalanchoe died when I realised I was overwatering it, I dead headed it and it looked like a bald baby looking really sad and then I continued to water it but less regularly and it quickly came back to life!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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@Durbxnskies
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 110 XP
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 the best at caring for them. Despite not flowering, it has now grown into a big plant and has spread out a bit but the leaves are no where near as big as they were when it was a flowering plant.

Survivor Survivor
Thu avatar
@Thu
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 184 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
09/05/2021

Shes beautiful her leaves are so plump and cute and she bloomed so much :)))

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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@Sapphically
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 90 XP
08/20/2021

has bright flowers, plasticy leaves, may attract mosquitos

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Arely13 avatar
@Arely13
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 133 XP
globe Marble Falls, Texas
08/15/2021

My first flower plant has flowers all year around

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Oliique avatar
@Oliique
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 560 XP
globe Greenwood, Indiana
08/13/2021

Such a resilient little thing ! My window blinds accidentally guillotined a huge part of her off , and I didn’t think she would make it. To my surprise , she came back as cute as ever ! Also blooms beautiful yellow flowers frequently ♡

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Jill avatar
@Jill
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 485 XP
08/08/2021

It’s beautiful and easy to maintain however the blooms are hard to keep vibrant and prevent browning

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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