Why is my paddle plant so tall?

If you are keeping your plants indoors where they are not getting plenty of light exposure, they will start growing taller than normal. Outdoor Kalanchoes may also appear stretched out or taller than normal if they are kept at very shady places, where the sunlight can’t reach the plants.

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In this regard, how tall does a paddle plant grow?

Habit: In its native habitat, paddle plant can reach 18 inches tall with a flower spike to 30 inches. When it is grown in a pot, it tends to top out at 10 inches.

Considering this, can Paddle plants take full sun? Outdoors, kalanchoe plants do well in full sunlight or light shade. Indoor plants perform best in bright light. However, avoid direct light during the summer months, as too much intense light may scorch the plant. Paddle plant prefers temperatures between 60 and 85 F.

Moreover, is a paddle plant a perennial?

The plant is an herbaceous perennial succulent plant. The common names include: Paddle succulent.

Can you trim a paddle plant?

Paddle Plants, like most succulents that I know of, are so easy to propagate. You can use a knife or your pruners (I used both as you’ll see in the video) to cut those big ole stems. The knife can in handy for pruning in a tight spot where it would’ve been hard to fully open the pruners.

How do I fix my leggy Kalanchoe?

Pinching Back

Prevent kalanchoe from becoming “leggy” by pinching off tall shoots and spent flower stems. This will promote new growth and flowers while keeping the plant compact and healthy-looking.

When should I water my paddle plant?

Water a paddle plant succulent whenever the top 2” or 3” (5 – 7.5 cm) of soil is completely dry. During the summer, you may only have to water a flapjack succulent every two weeks. In winter, keep watering to a minimum or don’t water it at all. Paddle plants are drought-tolerant succulents.

When should you repot a paddle plant?


Does a paddle plant bloom?

The paddle-shaped leaves of Kalanchoe luciae are edged with red or pink. … Kalanchoe luciae starting to bolt. Flapjacks flowering in Southern California. If protected over the winter and given enough light, flapjacks will bloom in late winter to early spring.

Are paddle plants poisonous to dogs?

Kalanchoe plants, unfortunately, are toxic to pets. If your cat or dog eats part of the paddle plant, you may notice: Drooling. Vomiting.

Can you propagate flapjacks?

It is possible to propagate “Flapjack” from leaves, but it can be difficult. When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. … This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation. Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.

Do flapjack plants spread?

Although these plants are monocarpic (they only flower once), they’re easy to propagate from. Mature and healthy specimens are fast-growing and readily produce new offsets.

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