The Q&A Archives: Kalanchoe Care

Question: I recently received a kalanchoe. How do I care for it? llevin Kansas City, MO

Answer: Kalanchoe like a bright indirect light spot in summer and as much light as possible in the winter. Water moderately, sparingly in winter. Allow soil to dry between waterings. Needs good drainage. Prefers moderate humidity. Pot in 1 part perlite to 2 parts standard potting mix. Feed every 2 weeks from May to September with mild liquid fertilizer. To bring to flowering, limit the amount of light to 10 hours a day. They like plenty of fresh air..too much humidity can cause mildew. Pinch back stems to maintain shape. Remove stalks when flowers fade. Propagate from cuttings.

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