Plant Care Good Luck Leaf

Good Luck Leaf

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Good Luck Leaf has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Good Luck Leaf has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Good Luck Leaf

Plants in the Kalanchoe genus are native to Madagascar and tropical Africa. They range from rubbery green leaves, to leopard print, and some are even fuzzy! The word Kalanchoe comes from the Cantonese name for these plants, pronounced Ka-lun-koh-ee in English. Their succulent leaves help store water during droughts, so they'll be just fine if you skip a watering or two (it happens!).

Taxonomy

Kalanchoe pinnata
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Cathedral Bells, Cathedral Bells, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf, Siempre Viva / Leaf of life, Kalanchoe pinnatum and Bryophyllum Pinnatum

How to care for Good Luck Leaf

💦 Water

How often to water your Good Luck Leaf

Water needs for Good Luck Leaf
0.5 cups
every 12

Good Luck Leaf 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 Good Luck Leaf

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Cathedral Bells in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Good Luck Leaf: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Good Luck Leaf love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Good Luck Leaf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Good Luck Leaf in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Good Luck Leaf

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Good Luck Leaf: 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 Good Luck Leaf after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Good Luck Leaf 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.

Cathedral Bells Water Frequency →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Good Luck Leaf 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 🏡.

Cathedral Bells Light Requirements →

Cathedral Bells Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Cathedral Bells Toxicity to Cats →

Cathedral Bells Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Good Luck Leaf 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.

Cathedral Bells Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Good Luck Leaf 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Cathedral Bells →


💩 Fertilizer

Good Luck Leaf 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 Cathedral Bells →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Good Luck Leaf 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

Good Luck Leaf is native to Madagascar and Tropical Africa.


🧐 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.


Care Summary for Good Luck Leaf

Good Luck Leaf

Good Luck Leaf


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

Good Luck Leaf has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Good Luck Leaf has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Good Luck Leaf has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Good Luck Leaf has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Good Luck Leaf has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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This is a surprisingly lovely plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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