Welcome to our Kalanchoe care guide! In this guide, we will provide you with all the information you need to successfully care for your Kalanchoe plants. Kalanchoe is a popular succulent plant known for its vibrant flowers and thick, fleshy leaves. With the right care, your Kalanchoe plants can thrive and bring beauty to your home or garden.
Kalanchoe plants thrive in bright, indirect light. Place your plant near a window where it can receive plenty of sunlight, but avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves. If you notice that your Kalanchoe is not blooming, it may be due to insufficient light. Consider moving it to a brighter location.
When it comes to watering your Kalanchoe, it's important to strike a balance. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause the leaves to wilt and drop. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. When you do water, make sure to thoroughly saturate the soil and allow any excess water to drain away.
Kalanchoe plants prefer temperatures between 60°F and 75°F (15°C and 24°C). They are sensitive to cold temperatures, so avoid placing them near drafty windows or in areas with fluctuating temperatures. If you live in a colder climate, it's best to keep your Kalanchoe indoors during the winter months.
Feed your Kalanchoe plants with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for the correct dosage. Be careful not to over-fertilize, as this can lead to nutrient burn and damage the plant.
To keep your Kalanchoe plants looking their best, you can prune them as needed. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves by gently pulling them off at the base. If your plant becomes leggy or overgrown, you can also trim it back to promote bushier growth.
While Kalanchoe plants are generally resistant to pests, they can occasionally attract mealybugs or aphids. If you notice any signs of infestation, such as white cottony patches or tiny insects, treat your plant with an insecticidal soap or one of our at home recipes. You can find more detailed pest information on our Pest ID and Treatment pages.
By following these care tips, you can enjoy the beauty of your Kalanchoe plants for years to come. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Happy gardening!