Plant Care Milky Widow's Thrill

Milky Widow's Thrill

About Milky Widow's Thrill

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 laxiflora
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

milky widow, Laxiflora and Milky Widows Thrill

How to care for Milky Widow's Thrill

Water

How often to water your Milky Widow's Thrill

Water needs for Milky Widow's Thrill
0.5 cups
every 12

Milky Widow's Thrill needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.

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 Milky Widow's Thrill

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 Milky Widow's Thrill in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

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Growing Milky Widow's Thrill in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Milky Widow's Thrill in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Milky Widow's Thrill in Austin, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 17.4% ☀️

December 7th, 2022

Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 17.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Milky Widow's Thrill in Austin, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 7th, 2022

This month, Austin is getting an average of 7.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Milky Widow's Thrill in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Milky Widow's Thrill: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Milky Widow's Thrill 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 Austin, Texas ⛅.

Milky Widow's Thrill does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Milky Widow's Thrill

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Milky Widow's Thrill: 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 Milky Widow's Thrill after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Milky Widow's Thrill

Nutrient needs for plant Milky Widow's Thrill in Austin, Texas

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

December 7th, 2022

The growing potential in Austin is 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 repot …

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Care Summary for Milky Widow's Thrill

Milky Widow's Thrill

Milky Widow's Thrill


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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