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Life Plant

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Life Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Life Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Life Plant

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!).


Kalanchoe pinnata

Also known as

Cathedral Bells, Cathedral Bells, Miracle Leaf, Good Luck Leaf, Siempre Viva / Leaf of life, Kalanchoe pinnatum and Bryophyllum Pinnatum

How to care for Life Plant


How often to water your Life Plant

Water needs for Life Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Life 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 Life Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Cathedral Bells in your home

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

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

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

Life Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Life Plant

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

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Care Summary for Life Plant

Life Plant

Life Plant

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.

What other plant parents say

Life Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Life Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Life Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Life Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Life Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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