Plant Care Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis

Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis

4.6 out of 5 (26 experiences)

Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Lavender Scallops, Lavender Scallops, Kalanchoe Stonecrop, Gray Sedum, Majestic Scallops, Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi and Aurora Borealis

Taxonomy

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis

Water

How often to water your Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis

Water needs for Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis
0.5 cups
every 12

Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis 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 Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Lavender Scallops in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis: 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 Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis 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 Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis

Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis

Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis


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

Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 19
Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 15
Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Kalanchoe Aurora Borealis has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 102 Plants
xp 3,045 XP
globe American Fork, UT
12/28/2021

This plant is so cute and grows so quickly! i’ve had this prop in water only a few weeks and it already has beautiful roots. The pink variegation is also stunning

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Seb123 avatar
@Seb123
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 265 XP
12/12/2021

This plant is a succulent witch a real good survivor.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Emilyt_1 avatar
@Emilyt_1
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 334 XP
10/20/2021

I’ve had this plant for a little over a month and it’s almost doubled in size in that time. I’d say it’s a pretty good plant for beginners as it’s the farthest from my window yet seems to be doing the best so it can put up with some not ideal conditions. Plus it’s funky

Fast grower Fast grower
Kelly4444 avatar
@Kelly4444
leaf-1 147 Plants
xp 15,992 XP
07/30/2021

Easy peasy

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Iguana_slayer avatar
@Iguana_slayer
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 180 XP
globe Marathon, FL
06/26/2021

Does well where I am from with harsh sun and little to no water

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Jio avatar
@Jio
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 186 XP
globe Bombay, Auckland
06/13/2021

when I got this plant it was nice and small with beautiful little purple flowers but as it grew and summer passed the flowers died off and the leaves keep falling off :(

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Sarahnotsara avatar
@Sarahnotsara
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 999 XP
globe White Lake charter Township, MI
05/31/2021

I love these and they are so so pretty and low maintenance. I have another taller one and think they are just the prettiest thing!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Michelle avatar
@Michelle
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 133 XP
05/25/2021

This started out tiny and has grown into a big beautiful plant within two years of simple watering and sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Caley avatar
@Caley
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 42 XP
05/18/2021

I suck at watering my plants, i bought this baby when it was almost dead at HEB and it’s grown so much and it makes me so happy

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Sarahnotsara avatar
@Sarahnotsara
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 999 XP
globe White Lake charter Township, MI
05/17/2021

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! I already have some new growth, I have had this for about a month. A lucky find at Eastern Market!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Kimpaul avatar
@Kimpaul
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 500 XP
globe Wellington
05/04/2021

Easy with nice silver and pink tones.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Hanahnovotny avatar
@Hanahnovotny
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 823 XP
04/28/2021

I literally can’t figure out how to take care of this plant. It’s leaves keep falling off no matter how little or how much water I give it, and no matter how much or how little sunlight it gets. So confused, and lost as to how to save this baby.

Plantlife avatar
@Plantlife
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 9,039 XP
globe Miami, FL
03/20/2021

Such an amazing plant! It’s beautiful, and puts out babies constantly. They are so easy to grow, too!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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