Kalanchoe is an excellent blooming succulent to grow in the house or workplace since it thrives on neglect and produces brilliant blooms for an extended period of time! If you travel often, are out of town every weekend, or frequently neglect to offer daily care for houseplants, you may still grow this with these Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Care Indoors instructions!
Selecting a Container
The container’s size is determined by the plant’s size. They are often available in pots of 2, 4, and 6 inches in size. If you acquired a kalanchoe plant in a 4 inch pot, repot it to a larger pot if it’s severely rootbound, or let it grow in a comparable size container. Usually, 6 pots are plenty for these plants; after they have grown tall and mature, transplant them to 8 inch pots.
The procedure of propagating this plant is pretty simple. Division, stem cutting, leaves, and seeds are the four methods. Whereas seed propagation requires time, root division is less difficult. Stem cutting is another easy way to reproduce these succulents. You may also develop new plants from leaves by putting them in a pot or tray with potting material or sand.
Kalanchoe prefers strong light and a warm environment. A south or west-facing window in your house will be a great location for it to receive the gentle direct sun while being protected from the strong afternoon light.
It’s not a low-light plant, but it also doesn’t enjoy full sun. Once a week, rotate the container to provide equal light exposure and plant development. To protect the plant against chilly drafts of air, keep it away from doors and air vents.
At a regular indoor temperature, the plant will thrive. Because it is a blooming plant, it blooms from late autumn through spring, and occasionally even into early summer. The ideal temperature range for the plant is 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit (15-30C).
Soil Kalanchoe prefers well-draining soil and thrives in it. While you may use standard houseplant soil, it is preferable if you put in a 50/50 succulent/cactus mix. Add a touch of compost to the mix, and you’ll have a perfect medium for growing these plants!
Because the plant is a succulent with thick leaves, it will store water based on its needs, so you won’t have to water it as often. Simply keep an eye on the topsoil and water only when it seems dry. Also, avoid sprinkling or watering the leaf as you would with other plants.
If you detect dirt on the leaves of your indoor kalanchoe plant, don’t forget to clean them.
Indoor Kalanchoe Plant Care
Because it is a succulent, it may thrive in poor soil, but to encourage blooming, feed with a balanced, water-soluble plant food in the spring and summer months. In addition, topdressing the soil with compost in the spring is beneficial. Don’t fertilize in the late autumn and winter if you reside in a chilly area.
Diseases and pests
They are one of the pest-free plants, but keep a watch out for aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Powdery mildew and Phytophthora rot are two illnesses to be aware of. Keep the plant from being overwatered.