This succulent is known for its big, beautiful blooms that appear right around Christmas. The succulents come in a variety of bright colors including vibrant red flowers and last anywhere from one to eight weeks. Unlike a lot of other cacti, the Christmas Cactus is native to a tropical environment.
Just so, how do you care for a kalanchoe succulent?
How to Care for a Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Plant
- Select an area with plenty of sunlight and light, sandy soil. …
- Water kalanchoe when the soil feels dry, but avoid wetting the leaves. …
- Trim off any dead or wilting flowers at their stems. …
- Fertilize kalanchoe during periods of new growth.
Furthermore, how do you take care of a Kalanchoe indoors?
Grow in bright light indoors, and bright, filtered light or morning sun outdoors (summertime only). Plant kalanchoe in Miracle-Gro® Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix. Water when the top 2 inches of soil are dry. Feed kalanchoe with Miracle-Gro® Succulent Plant Food.
What cactus has red flowers?
|Botanical Name||Gymnocalycium mihanovichii|
|Native Area||South America|
It is best to cut off the bloom stalks once the plant is done blooming. What is this? Use sharp pruning shears or scissors and cut the blooms stalks off as close to the plant as possible without damaging its leaves. Once you trim off the bloom stalks, you can continue caring for your plant as is.
Plant on 8 to 12-inch centers for the best effect. 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.
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.
The Kalanchoe comes in many variations and colours and is an ideal indoor plant; for anyone who does not have a green thumb and of course for anyone who does. It is also an amazing plant to mix and match with other varieties of Kalanchoe and with other green or flowering indoor plants.