Kalanchoe (White) - Plant
Description for Kalanchoe (White)
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||white||Winter season||Usual height as a houseplant is 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:
- Light: Kalanches need lots of light, preferably a south-facing window in winter and bright indirect light (or east/west window) in summer. If your Kalanchoe plant is looking leggy and thin, it probably isnâ€™t getting enough light.
- Soil: Kalanchoe plants do best in a well-draining potting mix designed for cacti and succulents, or stir in plenty of perlite or sand to improve drainage.
- Temperature: Kalanchoes do fine in normal household conditions, but they need to be kept away from drafts. Keep your kalanchoe above 50F. kalanchoe
- Water: Over-watering is the main killer of kalanchoes! Allow your kalanchoe to get dry between waterings. Then water thoroughly until it runs out the bottom, and immediately empty the drainage tray. Never leave the plant sitting in water.
- Fertilizer: While your kalanchoe is blooming, feed it every few weeks with a balanced organic fertilizer.
- Pots: Kalanchoes do well in clay pots, and they must have a drainage tray that can be emptied. They are small plants that dont often have to be repotted.
- Summer care: You can put your kalanchoe outdoors in summer, but choose a spot sheltered from rain.
- Propagation: Kalanchoes are easy to propagate by stem or leaf cuttings. Some varieties will put out plantlets that can be removed and potted.
Maintenance: Remove spent flowers to keep your kalanchoe looking neat. You may also want to wipe or gently spray them to remove dust.
Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer They prefer 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 55F. 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
Special features: NA
Culinary use: NA
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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Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?
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My plants are thriving! Will definitely buy this plant again when needed.