Kalanchoe Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Peekskill, Ne
Question by jvrmallard
January 29, 2011
I have this plant for about two years, we have not seen flowers on it for the same amount of time,also some of the leaves are starting to drop off. Need HELP !


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Answer from NGA
January 29, 2011

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Kalanchoes are pretty plants and they generally are easy to grow. They require bright light - some direct sunshine is a plus. If you have a sunny windowsill, place your kalanchoe there. If not, you may need to use a source of artificial light to help them remain healthy and vibrant. About 12 hours of supplemental light will be just about right for your plant. Water when the soil is dry to the touch about an inch beneath the soil surface. If you take your plant outdoors during the summertime, it will thrive; take it back indoors in the fall when the weather begins to cool. It's normal for the older, lower leaves to eventually drop from your plant. You can keep it full and bushy by periodically cutting back the leaf tips. Do this after blooming (or in January), and again in April or May. The new growth will branch out and each branch tip has the potential to develop flowers. Hope this information is helpful.

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