Kalanchoe (Orange) - Plant
Description for Kalanchoe (Orange)
While usually grown as a house plant, the succulent perennials of the Kalanchoe family can grow outside in regions with warm or mild winters. Some kalanchoe varieties are sold as annuals and discarded after the flowers fade.
Dense clusters of tiny fragrant yellow flowers appear in spring on this vigorous, easy to grow ground cover. After blooming is finished enjoy the silvery coloured, evergreen leaves.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Basket of Gold||Orange||Winter season||3 to 5 feet||Easy|
Planting and care
Kalanchoes are pretty low-maintenance plants, thriving in the low humidity of winter households. Choose Kalanchoe plants that have plenty of unopened flower buds, rather than ones in full bloom, and be sure to give them:
|Bright, sunny locations, especially in the summer growing season.||An ordinary potting soil mix is fine.||Water moderately throughout the summer and reduce watering in the winter. Let the soil surkface dry out between waterings, and in the winter, the plant can almost dry out. Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress.||They prefer warmth. Do not let fall below 55 degrees C.||Feed bi-weekly in the summer with a liquid fertilizer, or use slow-release pellets.|
Caring for Kalanchoe
- While usually grown as a house plant, the succulent perennials of the Kalanchoe family can grow outside in regions with warm or mild winters. The more light, the denser the foliage and the more numerous the blooms.
Typical uses of Kalanchoe
Ornamental use: The plant is used outdoor and indoor living room.
Medicinal use: In traditional medicine, Kalanchoe species have been used to treat ailments such as infections, rheumatism and inflammation.
Kalanchoe extracts also have immunosuppressive effects. Kalanchoe pinnata has been recorded in Trinidad and Tobago as being used as a traditional treatment for hypertension
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