CRASSULACEAE

Kalanchoe2
Kalanchoe3
Kalanchoe4
Kalanchoe tomentosa
Kalanchoe spp.

Common names:  Mother of thousands, Flaming Katy, piggy-back plant, life plant

Light needs:  High light

Best temperatures:  Allow cool temperatures for flower blooms to appear in fall 50-60F (10-16C).  Otherwise, keep warm.

Water and humidity needs:  Let soil dry between watering.

Growing guidelines:  Use an all-purpose soil with added sand for drainage.  Fertilize with fish emulsion once a month while blooming.

Common problems:  Aphids.  Mealybugs.

Propagation:  Stem, cuttings, seed, and from leaves.

Comments:  May be difficult to get to rebloom, or it may die after blooming.  Depends on species.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes

 

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