Position – Full sun
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period – Summer
Hardiness – Tender
Kalanchoe are annuals, biennials, perennials, shrubs or trees with succulent rosettes of thick fleshy foliage and bell-shaped flowers that flourish throughout summer. Kalanchoe are best suited in small pots and containers in a cool, airy environment such as a conservatory or a greenhouse. You should expect to see Kalanchoe grow to an approximate height and spread of between 30-50cm (12-20”).
Kalanchoe are best planted in pots and containers within cacti compost. You should amend the compost with additional grit or gravel to improve drainage. You may wish to transplant your succulent to a larger container when they become pot bound during spring. Position Kalanchoe in a sunny site all year round where they will absorb plenty of light and heat. Central heating is not an issue so long as you provide sufficient water to prevent them from drying out. After planting, water thoroughly and deeply.
Water Kalanchoe freely throughout active growth, although you should allow the soil to dry out between applications. This is also relevant during summer, autumn and winter. Pruning is often not necessary as propagation can often neaten the appearance of your Kalanchoe. House plants can accumulate dust which is prevalent on the fleshy foliage of succulents – take care to remove dust from your plants with a damp cloth.
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