Indoor Plants For The Holidays - Kalanchoe
Indoor Plants For The Holidays - The Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe is a beautiful blooming succulent plant that is quite happy to live life indoors. Their popularity as an indoor house plant has gained momentum due to it’s beauty of form, wide array of vibrant bloom colors, and their low care and maintenance!
The thick, fleshy leaves of Kalanchoe plants have a pretty scalloped edge. The dark green leaves have a waxy texture, and their grouping on the stem creates a charming rosette pattern in the branching.
Kalanchoe send out clusters of star-shaped flowers that suspend above their appealing foliage. Their four-petaled flowers can be enjoyed for many weeks, often blooming for up to 10 weeks time. Wow!
As a succulent plant, Kalanchoe tolerate dry soil and low humidity conditions making them a highly desired blooming indoor plant during the winter months. Brighten your winter interior with lovely shades of magenta, red, orange, yellow, pink and white Kalanchoe flowers.
Kalanchoe Are As Hardy As They Are Beautiful
Kalanchoes have a very short list of likes and dislikes, making them a durable plant befitting anyone on your gift-giving list!
Top Kalanchoe Breeder Gives A Guide To Growing Kalanchoes
Provide enough light for your Kalanchoe. Bright light is preferred and will reduce the tendency to stretch and get misshapen, leggy and weak. They can be placed just about anywhere in the home or office, provided they receive plenty of daylight. Bright light conditions will result in producing more flower color intensity, and a longer flowering period.
Kalanchoes need to be watered thoroughly and then allowed to partially to dry out before the next watering. If Kalanchoe are grown in a decorative container without a drainage hole, be very careful not to let water accumulate or the plants will develop rot. A well-draining pot works best for this hardy succulent plant.
When Kalanchoes arrive either in bud or in flower, they won't need any fertilizer at this time. Once they mature they will benefit from a diluted strength solution of liquid feed. Kalanchoe are not heavy feeders, so resist applying a constant feed to them in their drinks.
Average home temperatures suit the Kalanchoe. They thrive with day temperatures ranging from 65º to 80º, and will tolerate temperature dips down to even 50º.
Because Kalanchoes are in the succulent category of plants, the soil should be quick to drain. They prefer a balanced mix of 50% peat plus 50% aggregate material such as perlite. You can mix your own soil, or use a standard mix available at market that is formulated for Cactus.
An Awesome Gift Plant
Kalanchoe will provide it's owner with years of effortless delight. This enchanting and care-free plant is an excellent gift choice for anyone on your holiday list!