Plant Care Kalanchoe Laxiflora

Kalanchoe Laxiflora

About Kalanchoe Laxiflora

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!).


Kalanchoe laxiflora

Also known as

Milky Widow's Thrill, Milky Widow's Thrill, milky widow, Laxiflora and Milky Widows Thrill

How to care for Kalanchoe Laxiflora


How often to water your Kalanchoe Laxiflora

Water needs for Kalanchoe Laxiflora
0.5 cups
every 12

Kalanchoe Laxiflora 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 Laxiflora

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Milky Widow's Thrill in your home

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

Kalanchoe Laxiflora love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Kalanchoe Laxiflora does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Kalanchoe Laxiflora

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

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Care Summary for Kalanchoe Laxiflora

Kalanchoe Laxiflora

Kalanchoe Laxiflora

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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