The hearty plant does well with minimal water, requiring a complete saturation only every few weeks or so (and even less often during the winter months). Let the soil of your Kalanchoe dry out completely in between waterings (this helps to prevent root rot), then water to the point of saturation.
Similarly one may ask, can Kalanchoe survive winter?
While usually grown as a houseplant, the succulent perennials of the Kalanchoe family can grow outside in regions with warm or mild winters. Climate needs vary by species, so to grow outdoors you need make sure the kalanchoe plant you choose can survive.
Likewise, can kalanchoe be grown indoors?
Due to its extreme cold sensitivity, kalanchoe is best-suited as a houseplant in most climates, and has become a very popular one. Growing kalanchoe indoors is fairly simple, since the temperature range it requires (60 – 85 degrees F) is basically the same as most people.
How long will a kalanchoe live?
Because a kalanchoe lives longer than one year, you can control its vegetative or flowering period based on your desires. Flowering often occurs during winter, when daylight periods are short.
Kalanchoe is a deciduous perennial succulent that flowers and has evergreen leaves. That means that although kalanchoe might lose some foliage in the winter and go dormant, the plant stays alive underground under normal winter conditions in its growing zones (10 to 12).
As an indoor plant in cooler climates, kalanchoe grows best in full sun or bright indirect light. This plant needs a very well-drained soil. Water thoroughly but let dry between watering. Fertilize actively growing plants with a well-balanced fertilizer or a formulation higher in phosphorus to promote better flowering.
Feed kalanchoe about once per month during the blooming period. Pinch back or deadhead flowers to encourage more blooms. After deadheading, give the plant a break and reduce watering. Most kalanchoes will re-bloom, usually during shorter days and longer nights, between fall and spring.
Kalanchoes require some pruning to remove dead or damaged branches and to shape the plant, and they should be pruned to encourage repeat blooming. Because kalanchoes multiply easily and quickly, especially in dry, frost-free locations, the most important reason to prune them may be to control their spread.
The best rule of thumb for watering a kalanchoe is to stick your finger in the soil every few days. When the top 2 inches of soil is dry (all the way dry, not just sort of dry), it’s time to water. Indoors, this will probably mean you’ll only need to water every 2 or 3 weeks, but be sure to check regularly.
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe spp.), one of the prettier flowering succulent houseplants, is hardy outdoors in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 to 12. When grown indoors, they provide months of colorful blooms if properly tended.
A general rule of thumb is that you must repot your Kalanchoe Succulent every two years. This way you will provide your plants a new and fresh growth medium for better growth. Once a Kalanchoe spends 2 years of its life in the same container, transfer it into a new container containing fresh potting mix.
In an overwatered Kalanchoe the roots will generally rot and die. They are easier to save at the early stages because some parts of the plants will be still alive. You can take a leaf, or a small stem (only those parts that are alive not the dead ones) cutting and propagate an entirely new plant.