Did you know that most household plants die of drowning? It’s a shame, isn’t it? You’ll soon notice that the Kalanchoë is very giving and asks very little, and by that we really mean very little water. It’s a strong plant and it’ll really satisfied in next to no time if you look after it a little. Taking care of it indoors as a houseplant and outdoors as a pot plant are slightly different methods, so we’ll explain how to care for this flowering succulent in both places. How do you most enjoy your Kalanchoë in the house? Read our care tips and you’ll have months of pleasure from these versatile and colourful long-flowering plants.
How much water do I give my Kalanchoë - after all it is a succulent?
Give your Kalanchoë a splash of water once a week in the summer, and once every 14 days in the winter. This will keep it flowering and giving pleasure for months.
Do I actually give my Kalanchoë plant food?
Yes, please do. Your Kalanchoë loves it when you add a dash of plant food (for succulents) to the water every two to three weeks. This will keep it looking good for even longer (especially in winter).
What’s the best temperature for my Kalanchoë?
Room temperature is ideal, but your Kalanchoë will also do very well at temperatures between 10°C and 25°C.
My Kalanchoë has spent flower heads - should I remove them?
To keep the Kalanchoë flowering properly, we suggest you don’t remove the spent flowers, as this will prevent damage to the flower buds. Your Kalanchoë will keep on flowering.
Where can I best place my Kalanchoë in the house?
It’s best to put your plants in a bright spot. Kalanchoës can also withstand a lot of sun, so a south-western windowsill should not be a problem. Make sure that they get enough water.
Can Kalanchoës be eaten?
No, Kalanchoë is an ornamental plant and it’s not suitable for consumption. Don’t try this at home or anywhere.
When can I take my Kalanchoë outside?
As soon as the night frost has passed and the temperature is above 10°C, Kalanchoë can be planted outside on the terrace, balcony, garden and patio. Start from mid-May.
Kalanchoës come in numerous varieties and colours and are pre-eminent indoor plants. They’re great plants to mix and match with other Kalanchoë varieties and other green or flowering houseplants. Mix up the colours and different heights to create your own urban jungle in no time. What’s more, you can place them in almost any spot in the house: they’re more than happy with just a little bit of daylight.