Plant Care Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe

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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, Madagascar Widow's-thrill and Kalanchoe Red

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

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.

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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!

Benefits of Growing Florist Kalanchoe →

Common Florist Kalanchoe Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Florist Kalanchoe thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Florist Kalanchoe Water Frequency →

Florist Kalanchoe Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Florist Kalanchoe requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Florist Kalanchoe Light Requirements →

Florist Kalanchoe Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Florist Kalanchoe is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Florist Kalanchoe is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


💨 Humidity

Florist Kalanchoe prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Florist Kalanchoe Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Florist Kalanchoe is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Florist Kalanchoe →

When and How to Successfully Repot Florist Kalanchoe →


💩 Fertilizer

Florist Kalanchoe should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Florist Kalanchoe →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Florist Kalanchoe to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Florist Kalanchoe is native to Madagascar and Tropical Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Florist Kalanchoe bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Florist Kalanchoe Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Florist Kalanchoe grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Florist Kalanchoe →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Florist Kalanchoe can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Florist Kalanchoe Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Florist Kalanchoe can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Florist Kalanchoe. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


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.

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
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leaf-1 6 Plants
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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
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leaf-1 100 Plants
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globe Memphis, TN
03/13/2022

This plant is such a survivor!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 12 Plants
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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
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leaf-1 9 Plants
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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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leaf-1 60 Plants
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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
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leaf-1 9 Plants
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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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globe Baltimore, MD
01/14/2022

Meh, nothing special

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@Emily
leaf-1 9 Plants
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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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globe Pasadena, TX
12/28/2021

Do not over water

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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Browns easily Browns easily
@Vanished_meesh avatar
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leaf-1 6 Plants
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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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leaf-1 6 Plants
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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
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leaf-1 57 Plants
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globe Orlando, FL
12/22/2021

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

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 57 Plants
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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
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globe Ilminster, England
11/02/2021

Hard to keep the flowers alive and colourful

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Natalie
leaf-1 4 Plants
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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
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leaf-1 4 Plants
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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
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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
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leaf-1 3 Plants
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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
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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
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leaf-1 11 Plants
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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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