Sunday, January 3, 2010

How to Care for a Kalanchoe


So sweet and easy to keep, if you have enough light. Kalanchoes definitely like a sunny spot and will reward you with clusters of tiny flowers if you treat them well. Because they are a succulent plant they like to dry out some before watering. If in a 4" diameter pot water thoroughly with about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water when the top feels good and dry.

Regular fertilizing will encourage blooming. You can even use African violet food or blossom booster. Cuttings are easily made by pinching off a stem a few inches or so long. It's best to make your cutting just above where a leaf meets the stem. It will also help the plant to grow out looking full and lush if you do this occasionally.

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