Plant Care Paddle Plant

Paddle Plant

4.7 out of 5 (16 experiences)

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

Also known as

Flapjack Plant, Red Pancakes, Desert Cabbage and kalanchoe fantastic


Kalanchoe luciae

How to care for Paddle Plant


How often to water your Paddle Plant

Water needs for Paddle Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Paddle 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 Paddle Plant

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 Paddle Plant in your home

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

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

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

Paddle Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Paddle Plant

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

Care Summary for Paddle Plant

Paddle Plant

Paddle 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

Paddle Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Paddle Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Paddle Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Paddle Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Paddle Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Lilyofthevalley avatar
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 908 XP
globe Port Orange, Florida

Very very drought tolerant

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Natalieellen33 avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 274 XP
globe Elizabethtown, Kentucky

I love my paddle plant they grow ridiculous fast

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Snerdbergler avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 326 XP
globe Omaha, Nebraska

Really loves bright, indirect light. Easily recovers from not watering it for awhile. Overall, a cute and easy plant.

Survivor Survivor
Sparklepipsi avatar
leaf-1 84 Plants
xp 1,957 XP
globe Corona, California

I love this guy! I love the color and texture of the leaves, and it had a really easy tell for when it wants water (the leaves get just a bit squishy to the touch). He’s grown quite a bit for me, too! Loves my south-facing window, I just rotate him every watering so he keeps growing upright =)

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Greengracie16 avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 58 XP
globe Roseburg, Oregon

I love how it looks, but i’ve been watering it as the app says and it’s browning pretty good around the edges of the leaves.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily

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