Plant Care Leather Plant
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Leather Plant

4.6 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Leather Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Leather Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Copper Spoons, Copper Spoons, Cinnamon Bear and Shoe Leather Kalanchoe

Taxonomy

Kalanchoe orgyalis
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Leather Plant

Water

How often to water your Leather Plant

Water needs for Leather Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Leather Plant 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 Leather Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Copper Spoons in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Leather Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Leather Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Leather Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Leather Plant

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

Care Summary for Leather Plant

Leather Plant

Leather Plant


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

Leather Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Leather Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Leather Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Leather Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Leather Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Annachromatic avatar
@Annachromatic
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 616 XP
globe Lincoln, Nebraska
10/02/2021

This is potted with my Echeveria prolifica and I don’t water either plant very often and they are both thriving. It is super pretty with its green and copper spoon-shaped leaves. It’s one of my favorites.

R_l avatar
@R_l
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 472 XP
globe Homer City, Pennsylvania
09/15/2021

Great plant. Toxic though!!

Survivor Survivor
Alysaisabelle avatar
@Alysaisabelle
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 333 XP
globe North Andover, Massachusetts
07/11/2021

Just recently adopted this Kalanchoe, it was not watered or given proper light for 6+ months. Slowly she’s coming back to life.

Survivor Survivor
Tortoise avatar
@Tortoise
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 177 XP
globe Little Rock, Arkansas
04/26/2021

This is the first succulent I haven’t immediately killed!! I think the copper coloration paired with the interesting shape is wonderful and provides a nice mixture to your collection!

Survivor Survivor

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