Indoor Plant: Kalanchoe
The Kalanchoe is a popular flowering succulent houseplant also known as the Widow’s Thrill. They’re grown in a wide range of colors; most of them vibrant hues like yellow, pink, magenta, orange and red. The foliage makes a statement too because it’s glossy green and the leaves are quite large.
Dimensions: our kalanchoe is available in medium size and comes in a ciotola.
Kalanchoe: Plant Guide
Difficulty level: They are very easy to care for and can be grown indoors or outdoors, as long as they are in relatively warm conditions and have exposure to sunlight.
Light: Kalanchoes like bright, natural light. A medium or high light situation is best as long as they’re not getting too much direct sun. Be sure to keep them out of any hot windows because they’ll burn.
Pet friendly: it is considered toxic to cats and dogs if ingested.
Ideal for: housewarming, garden lift-up and any other occasion.
Kalanchoe: Plant Background
Origin: the plant originates from tropical Africa, Asia and Madagascar. It was brought to Paris in 1927 and discovered by the German seed merchant Robert Blossfeld, who later introduced the Kalanchoë as a houseplant, the Kalanchoë Blossfeldiana. Danish and Dutch breeders helped the Kalanchoë to break through internationally in the 1980s and it is now one of the most popular flowering plants in the range. Innovation in the range means that new colours and flower sizes are constantly being added to the range.
Fun facts: Kalanchoe is known to the Chinese as “thousands and millions of red and purple”. The plant has been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat infections, rheumatism and inflammation.
Kalanchoe: Plant Care
Watering: These plants are succulents with fleshy leaves & stems which means you don’t want to keep them constantly wet. They need good drainage. Water yours well, let it all drain out & then water again when dry. That might mean you water yours every 2 weeks.
Food: Don’t over-fertilize your kalanchoes because salts build-up & can burn the roots of the plant. This will show up as brown spots on the leaves.
Avoid: direct sun which may burn the leaves. Also, avoid placing your plant in cold draughts.
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