Caring for Kalanchoe

A lovely cluster of bright pink kalanchoe

How to Care For Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe, a genus of plant originating from Madagascar, has over 100 different species. These tropical, flowering succulents typically have fleshy, thick leaves, often with scalloped edges. In optimal sunlight conditions, certain varieties have leaves that turn red throughout or along the edges. The most popular kalanchoe species among houseplant enthusiasts is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, which produces small groups of petite orange, red, pink, magenta, yellow, or white flowers. Easy to care for and long-lasting, kalanchoe plants usually rebloom once per year for several months at a time, a reward for adhering to their sunlight and watering needs.

Kalanchoe Light Needs

Kalanchoe plant care is easy; the plants thrive in full, direct sunlight. While kalanchoe can thrive indoors, it may become leggy if it's not getting enough light. Keep your plant outdoors on a balcony or on a sunny windowsill indoors for the best results.

How Often to Water Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe are hearty, drought-tolerant succulents that need to dry out thoroughly between waterings. Plants only need full saturation once a week or so, so if you are the type of person who forgets to water, kalanchoe is for you. Do not overwater kalanchoe.

Bring some green into your home now!

Follow these guidelines and watch your plants thrive and become cherished living decor in your home. Their vibrant color, freshness, and vitality provide daily health and well-being benefits that will make you feel like you are living in a garden paradise.