Plant Care Common Kalanchoe

Common Kalanchoe

Also known as

Kalanchoe decumbens, Kalanchoe guillaumini, Kalanchoe integerrima, Kalanchoe luebbertiana, Kalanchoe rotundifolia peltata, Kalanchoe rotundifolia tripartita, Kalanchoe seilleana, Meristostylus brachycalyx and Verea rotundifolia


Kalanchoe rotundifolia

How to care for Common Kalanchoe


How often to water your Common Kalanchoe

Water needs for Common Kalanchoe
0.5 cups
every 12

Common Kalanchoe 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.

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 Common Kalanchoe in your home

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

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

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

Common Kalanchoe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Kalanchoe

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region

Care Summary for Common Kalanchoe

Common Kalanchoe

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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