Water. As you would expect with a succulent, Flapjacks are drought-tolerant, and great care should be taken not to overwater. Make sure you allow the soil to dry out fully before rewatering deeply when the weather is hot. During the winter, they will need very minimal watering or none at all.
Keeping this in consideration, how much sun does a flapjack succulent need?
To ensure that your Flapjack succulent is happy and healthy, plant it in a place where it will receive at least six hours of bright sunlight per day. Intense sunlight will encourage the plant to turn its leaves a vivid red, but ideally, the plant should get some shade during the hottest part of the day.
Consequently, how often do you water flapjacks?
Flapjack is a drought-tolerant succulent. Allow the soil to dry out on top between waterings. When watering, soak the soil 6 inches deep.
Why is my flapjack plant dying?
Shriveled paddle leaves and drooping growth are usually signs of overwatering a flapjack succulent. Paddle plants don’t like sitting in soggy, overly-damp soil. Excessive soil moisture quickly leads to root rot, and the succulent will start to die.
Carefully squeeze one of the fleshy leaves with your fingers. A plump, or full, feeling means the flapjack has enough internal moisture and you do not need to water it. If it feels flexible and light, water the plant. Water the plant if the soil is visibly dry.
To grow Kalanchoe luciae “Flapjack” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a leaf from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
Flapjack Succulent Problems (Pests and Diseases)
Overwatering and/or excessive fertilizing can lead to problems with powdery mildew, root rot, mealybug succulent pests, plant scale, aphids, and mites.
All parts of the flapjack are toxic to humans, cats, and dogs. That includes the leaves, roots, but especially the flowers. If your Kalanchoe thyrsiflora flowers, take extra caution to keep it away from small children and pets. The flowers are the most toxic part of the plant.
Brown Spots on Kalanchoe Flapjack
Usually, these are caused by a minor physical condition called edema, but if the spots are small and red-brown, they may be soft brown scale insects. Edema damage is minor and tends to be limited, but scale insects can kill the plant’s leaves if you don’t treat them quickly.