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.
Keeping this in view, how do you care for a kalanchoe plant indoors?
Kalanchoe needs plenty of light to bloom. Place potted plant close to a sunny window. Keep plant warm; temperatures between 13-29 degrees C (55-80 degrees F) would be ideal. Plant in well-drained, well-aerated soil, such as 50% peat moss and 40% perlite.
Moreover, can kalanchoe be outside in the summer?
Want to bring your favorite kalanchoe outdoors for the summer? Wait until nighttime temperatures are above 65 degrees F, then set it outside where it will be get morning sun but be protected from the strong afternoon rays (which are a bit too intense for plants used to softer indoor light).
Why is my kalanchoe dying?
Inadequate irrigation is one of the biggest causes of death for Kalanchoe. Soil can also be a determining factor. If the leaves start to look yellow and transparent, and feel wet or soft when touched, they are likely to have been over-watered.
Known as wan zi qian hong – meaning thousands and millions of red and purple in reference to its small flowers – the kalanchoe is an easy plant to grow and is said to bring wealth and prosperity.
Tricking a Kalanchoe into Blooming
Keep the plant warm and away from drafts. Do not water or feed the plant for 6 weeks, as it is dormant. As soon as you see flower buds, move the plant to brighter lighting and resume watering. Feed the plant in spring and remove spent flowers to encourage new buds.
Where is the best spot for my Kalanchoe in my home? Place your plants preferably on a well-lit spot. The Kalanchoe does well in bright sun, so on a windowsill facing South-west should not be a problem. Make sure you give it enough water there.
Kalanchoes prefer to receive natural sunlight that is relatively bright; however, it will not typically do well in direct sunlight. … During the growing season, full sunlight will help it grow, but make sure that you give it morning sun.
Kalanchoe is a beautiful plant with many flowering varieties. It will bloom heavily if kept in full sun or bright spot that receives a few hours of direct sunlight. Put it in a shady place, and it will entertain you with its fleshy dark green foliage.
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.