Kalanchoes, with their vibrant long lasting flowers, are great in the garden or as houseplants. These long, lasting blooming plants will brighten up both your garden & home.
The deep green, scalloped leaves of the kalanchoe are just as attractive as the flowers. The sculpted foliage persists after bloom and provides for a handsome plant. The starry flowers are long lasting and bloom in winter to spring. Kalanchoe plants require well-drained soil and mild temperatures of at least 60 F. (16 C.). Little maintenance is necessary for kalanchoe care and the succulent has few disease or pest problems, especially when grown indoors.
Growing kalanchoe indoors is fairly simple, since the temperature range it requires (60 – 85 degrees F) is basically the same as most people . It needs well-draining soil; over-watering or letting it sit in wet soil can cause root rot. The flowers are long-lasting, but once they fade, you can trim the heads to better enjoy the succulent foliage. Lots of bright sunlight will keep this plant healthy throughout the summer months, whether it’s growing indoors or out.
Remember, the Kalanchoe is a succulent & too much water building up can kill it.