Kalanchoe is a very popular houseplant from Madagascar and belongs to the Crassulaceae, also called succulents. The plant is considered to be very colourful. Kalanchoe is an indoor plant but can also stand outside. Unfortunately this is not possible in winter and the plant has to go inside. The plant is known for its long lasting, but also flowering character. There is a huge choice of Kalanchoe as there are many different colors of it.
Kalanchoe is one of the easier plants when it comes to light and warmth and therefore also the location. You can choose to place the plant in direct sunlight or in the shade. If there is too much direct light, there can only be some discoloration in the leaves, which does not necessarily reduce the ornamental value, because these red discolorations are often received as extra nice.
A minimum daytime temperature of 19 to 20 degrees Celsius is recommended and a minimum nighttime temperature of about 15 degrees Celsius.
Kalanchoe is one of the best-perishable, flowering pot plants. Also outside on the terrace or hanging from the pergola, the Kalanchoe will bloom for a very long time. When the plant is in direct sunlight, the leaves will turn slightly redder and the flower colour will become more intense. If the plant is in a reasonably dark place, the flower colour will become less intense. Especially in the winter period, a light-rich environment is recommended.
Kalanchoe is easy to care for. Give the plant a little water and let the root ball dry out slightly in between pourings. Plant nutrition is not necessary.
A damp root ball is the Kalanchoe radiator test. The plant is also perfectly suited for outdoor use, provided there is no night frost. It is advisable to ensure that the plant is not placed in a soil that is too wet.
When the plant has finished flowering, you can try to let it bloom again yourself. To do this, you should remove the flower clusters and stems that have finished flowering. The plant will then need a minimum of 14 hours of darkness per day for 4 to 6 weeks in order to plant the inflorescence. Three weeks later the plant will flower again.
Kalanchoe originates from Madagascar and belongs to the Crassulaceae family. The plants of this family are characterized by juicy, thick leaves and fleshy stems. This is why they are also called succulent plants.
Kalanchoe is one of the succulent plants and therefore has a structure that pests do not like very much. This means that they will generally not suffer from vermin. If there are any pests on the plant, it is important to combat this immediately with a biological or if desired a chemical pesticide.