KALANCHOE - Knowledgebase Question

DUARTE, Ca
Question by elenaviviana
September 26, 2008
HI, I HAVE A KALANCHOE PLANT FOR TWO YEARS WAS OK GROWING AND GIVING FLOWERS, BUT A FEW MONTHS A GO I TRIMED IT BECAUSE IT WAS GROWING TO MUCH. NOW THE PLANT LOOKS HEALTHY GREEN BUT IS NOT GIVING ANY FLOWER. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM. THANKS


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Answer from NGA
September 26, 2008

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Kalanchoes are short day plants. This means that in order to set flower buds, they need to experience complete darkness for 14 hours a day. You can simply set your plant in a closet for 14 hours every night and then take it back to its usual place during the day. After 4-6 weeks of this treatment it should set flower buds. This is the same process as used on poinsettias and Christmas cactus.

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