Plant Care Miracle Leaf

Miracle Leaf

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Miracle Leaf has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Miracle Leaf has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Miracle Leaf

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, Life Plant, Good Luck Leaf, Siempre Viva / Leaf of life, Kalanchoe pinnatum and Bryophyllum Pinnatum

How to care for Miracle Leaf


How often to water your Miracle Leaf

Water needs for Miracle Leaf
0.5 cups
every 12

Miracle Leaf 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 Miracle Leaf

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Cathedral Bells in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Miracle Leaf: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Miracle Leaf love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Miracle Leaf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Miracle Leaf

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

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Care Summary for Miracle Leaf

Miracle Leaf

Miracle Leaf

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

Miracle Leaf has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Miracle Leaf has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Miracle Leaf has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Miracle Leaf has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Miracle Leaf has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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This is a surprisingly lovely plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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