The Christmas Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
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The beautiful Christmas Kalanchoe is a succulent that flowers in an array of colours including white, red and orange.

Temperature:

I'm best kept between 18-24 degrees.

Lighting:

Keep me in a bright position that receives some direct sunlight for a few hours each day.

Watering:

Watering should be based on whenever the first 3cm of soil begins to dry out.

Maintenance:

Christmas Kalanchoe flower with a variety of colors including red, white, pink & orange. Pinch out these flowers as they die back and cut away the flowering stem once it has finished. The Kalanchoe can flower again, so instead of throwing it away, wait for its next bloom!

Propagation:

Cut the top off from a stem to give you a 5cm cutting. For best results leave this cutting for a few hours to form a callus over the cut tip. Remove the bottom leaves nearest the cut tip. Insert the tip into the soil and keep the soil moist but not soggy, allowing roots to develop.