Plant Care Lavender Scallops

Lavender Scallops

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Lavender Scallops has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Lavender Scallops has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Lavender Scallops

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 fedtschenkoi
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

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

How to care for Lavender Scallops

💦 Water

How often to water your Lavender Scallops

Water needs for Lavender Scallops
0.5 cups
every 12

Lavender Scallops 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 Lavender Scallops

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Lavender Scallops in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lavender Scallops: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lavender Scallops love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lavender Scallops does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Lavender Scallops

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Lavender Scallops 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!

Benefits of Growing Lavender Scallops →

Common Lavender Scallops Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Lavender Scallops thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lavender Scallops requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Lavender Scallops Light Requirements →

Lavender Scallops Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Lavender Scallops is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Lavender Scallops Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Lavender Scallops prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Lavender Scallops Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Lavender Scallops is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Lavender Scallops →

When and How to Successfully Repot Lavender Scallops →


💩 Fertilizer

Lavender Scallops should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Lavender Scallops →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Lavender Scallops to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Lavender Scallops is native to Madagascar and Tropical Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Lavender Scallops produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Lavender Scallops grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Lavender Scallops →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Lavender Scallops can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Lavender Scallops Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Lavender Scallops can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Lavender Scallops. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Lavender Scallops

Lavender Scallops

Lavender Scallops


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

Lavender Scallops has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 19
Lavender Scallops has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 15
Lavender Scallops has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Lavender Scallops has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Lavender Scallops has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Lavender Scallops has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Lavender Scallops has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@mossycabbages avatar
@@mossycabbages
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 3,455 XP
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 288 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 5 Plants
xp 353 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 98 Plants
xp 21,611 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
@Kimpaul2 avatar
@@Kimpaul2
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 558 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 17 Plants
xp 1,122 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 43 Plants
xp 11,683 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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