Bunnings 4 pack
- a wide variety of colours
- a dark green, succulent perennial with scallop-edged leaves
- large umbels of flower clusters held above the foliage
- bloom time is incredibly long for a houseplant
- bright yellow flower clusters last for weeks.
- Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is the most common variety of Kalanchoe
- cultivated as houseplants
- rock or succulent garden plants
- low water requirements
- easy to propagate
- New plants develop vegetatively as bulbils.
- take leaf cuttings – easy (JAP)
- These young plants eventually drop off and take root
- They are pretty low-maintenance plants
- thrive in lots of light, preferably a north-facing window in winter
- bright indirect light (or east/west window) in summer.
How to Make a Kalanchoe Rebloom:
- After the flowers on your plant begin to fade and die, cut them back and remove the spent blooms. This prevents the plant from directing energy to trying to sustain a part that is already spent. During the summer, keep the plant in well-drained soil in a sunny location and maintain a moderate moisture level. When fall arrives, cut back on water and move the plant indoors if you are in a zone below USDA 9 or where frost is expected. The plant will experience low light conditions from fall to late winter, which normally causes flowers to form. Fertilize with a 0-10-10 in late winter or just as the first buds are forming. This will promote better and more Kalanchoe flowering and enhance plant health and vigor.
Tricking a Kalanchoe into Blooming:
- If you want your plant to bloom at a specific time, such as Christmas, you will need to do some planning. Minimize watering and give the plant a 14-hour period without light daily 6 weeks before the desired bloom time. Place the plant in a closet or under a box for 14 hours and provide 10 hours of bright light. Keep the plant warm and away from drafts. Do not water or feed the plant for 6 weeks, as it is dormant. As soon as you see flower buds, move the plant to brighter lighting and resume watering. Feed the plant in spring and remove spent flowers to encourage new buds.
Read more at Gardening Know How: Kalanchoe Flowering: How To Make A Kalanchoe Rebloom https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/kalanchoe/make-a-kalanchoe-rebloom.htm
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