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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

30% Very Low

Growing Milky Widow's Thrill in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Milky Widow's Thrill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 31st, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Milky Widow's Thrill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 38.8% ☀️

January 31st, 2023

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 38.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Milky Widow's Thrill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 31st, 2023

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours o…

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

January 30th, 2023

The growing potential in Philadelphia 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 …

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

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