Low Maintenance Kalanchoes
Beauty, durability and low maintenance make kalanchoe a perfect choice for your home or office. Its colorful red, magenta, pink, orange, yellow or white blooms are sure to brighten your day.
Grow your kalanchoe in a cool bright location out of the reach of cats, dogs and birds. You’ll prolong flowering with cool temperatures between 50 and 70° F during the day and a bit cooler at night.
Trim flowers once they fade and wait a few weeks. You just might be rewarded with a second flush of blooms.
Water these drought tolerant succulents thoroughly, but only when the potting mix is dry. Overwatering or allowing the plants to sit in excess water leads to root rot and death.
Once the plants are done flowering you can grow them as a houseplant in a sunny window. Watch for weak spindly growth that indicates your plant needs more light.
A bit more information: Summer your plants indoors in a sunny window or outdoors in a lightly shaded location. Check the soil moisture daily and water thoroughly whenever the soil is dry. Fertilize actively growing plants with a dilute solution of flowering houseplant fertilizer. Move the plants back indoors, if needed, before the first fall frost. Rebloom your kalanchoe just like you would a poinsettia.
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