General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
Bi-Color
Flower Time: Other: Blooms within 4 months of exposure to 6 weeks of 14 hour nights
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: The flowers are the most toxic part.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Florist Kalanchoe
  • Flaming Katy
  • Madagascar Widow's Thrill
  • Christmas Kalanchoe
  • Kalanchoe

Photo Gallery

Date: 2019-09-17
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-03-10
Location: CA
Date: 3/18/2020
Small Florist Kalanchoe
Location: In my garden
Date: Nov 18, 2008 3:48 PM
Location: CA
Date: 5/5/2020
My first kalanchoe blooms ever!
Uploaded by hlutzow
Location: In home, San Francisco
Date: 2024-03-23
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2014-06-02
Location: CA
Date: 4/25/2020
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-12-23

Date: 2021-11-07
Uploaded by Corber
Location: CA
Date: 5/8/2020
One finally bloomed! My first ever kalanchoe bloom. #succulentflo
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2014-05-21

Date: 2021-06-01
Uploaded by hlutzow

Date: 2018-10-15
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-08-28
Uploaded by hlutzow

Date: 2012-11-05
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-12

Date: 2013-03-06
Location: Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2019-02-05
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2014-07-16
Location: In my garden
Date: Nov 18, 2008 3:48 PM
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-12-25 
Christmas Day Blooms

Date: 2021-08-07
Location: CA
Date: 4/25/2020

Date: 2015-05-07
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-10-09
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-02-25
Location: CA
Date: 5/7/2020
They will (fully) emerge very soon! #WaitingForBloom
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-12-11
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2009-05-15
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-31
New growth in spring.
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-03-08
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-12-28
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-11-04

Date: 2021-08-07
Location: Youngsville, LA
Date: 2015-05-27
By tabbycat

Date: 2012-11-28
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-02-25
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-08-28
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-10-02 
Foliage gets reddish tinge in high light
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Portland Nursery, Portland Or.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-07
Location: my garden 
Date: 2016-03-12
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-16
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Youngsville, LA
Date: 2010-03-27
Christmas to Valentines Day bloomer
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2014-06-02

Date: 2013-12-30
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2009-02-26
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03
Uploaded by Hamwild
Uploaded by Hamwild
Uploaded by syzone8aUK
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-08-28
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-08-28

Date: 2021-05-29
Gorgeous blooms
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2015-March
This is how the flowers keep blooming for nearly 3 months. This i
Uploaded by Hamwild
Location: Portsmouth Nursery 
Date: 2012-03-17
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-08-30

Date: 2019-08-25
Location: Portland Nursery, Portland Or.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Portland Nursery, Portland Or.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-12-03
Uploaded by purpleinopp

Date: 2014-12-29
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2014-12-17
Location: my garden 
Date: 2013-03-31
Location: Vladivostok, Russia
Date: 2006-07-24
Christmas kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana). Called Flaming kat

Date: 2013-02-23

Date: 2013-05-12
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-11-04

Date: 2016-10-28

Date: 2011-11-22

Date: 2013-02-23

Date: 2016-09-09
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Vineyard, Utah
Date: 2012-04-02
At Vineyard Nursery
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-12-27
freeze-ruined foliage, limp stems & discolored leaves

Date: 2012-11-28
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03

Date: 2012-11-28

Date: 2014-01-20

Date: 2021-05-27
Location: Botanischer Garten Berlin
Date: 2023-05-11

Date: 2012-12-17
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-05-22

Date: 2011-12-03
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-03
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Date: 2012-06-17
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-04-06
New growth is emerging from older, bare trunk.

Date: 2017-10-21
This is my surviving Kalanchoe.
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-01-19

Date: 2013-02-13
Location: Portland Nursery, Portland Or.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-12-23
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-11-23

Date: 2012-10-23

Date: 2014-12-29
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: winter 2009
For me this plant comes back year after year, when I trim it way
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: winter 2009
Red is one of the most common colors in which this plant is found
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2014-12-17
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Vladivostok, Russia
Date: 2006-07-24
Christmas kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana). Called Flaming kat
Location: Vladivostok, Russia
Date: 2006-07-24
Christmas kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana). Called Flaming kat
Location: Vladivostok, Russia
Date: 2006-07-24
Christmas kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana). Called Flaming kat

Date: 2012-01-11

Date: 2014-08-06
Two little trees are about 3 years old, planted with wax Begonia
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-01-02
Extended periods of insufficient light can make the leaves more r
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2014-05-16

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-09
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-06-22
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2009-02-26

Date: 2016-09-14
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-06-17
About 2.5 months after being put in ground for temporary summer v
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-12-27
This was green a week ago.  freeze-ruined foliage, limp stems & d

Date: 2014-01-28
Lignified trunk.
Location: Washington Park Botanical Garden - Springfield, Il.
Date: 2016-03-26
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03
Location: Cooks Nursery, Lindon, Utah
Date: 2011-12-17
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-02-20
Leaves are smooth on the back.

Date: 2014-01-20

Date: 2012-10-23
Location: my garden
Location: my garden 
Date: 2016-02-18

Date: 2013-11-16
Flower buds are starting to form again.
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-01-11 
Winter blooms
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2014-11-21
The tips are starting to morph into flower stalks.

Date: 2021-05-22
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2014-11-21

Date: 2013-11-21

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2014-12-30
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2011-03-18
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2012-02-07
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2012-11-10
Location: United States Botanical Garden | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-26

Date: 2011-11-22

Date: 2011-11-22

Date: 2013-02-23

Date: 2012-11-10

Date: 2012-11-10
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2009-02-26
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2009-02-26
Location: Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-01-29
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03

Date: 2012-10-23
Kalanchoe with ferns
Location: my garden, Florida
Date: 2018-06-30
Location: my garden, Florida
Date: 2018-06-30
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-08-28
Location: my garden, Florida
Date: 2018-06-30

Date: 2012-12-17

Date: 2012-11-05
Location: Potohar, Pakistan.
Date: 2013-03-05
Location: Potohar, Pakistan.
Date: 2013-03-05
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Comments:
  • Posted by piksihk (Texas - Zone 9a) on Apr 2, 2013 10:32 AM concerning plant:
    These are so hardy; lovely red with dark leaves that stand out in the garden.
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Dec 5, 2011 9:10 PM concerning plant:
    This plant is a houseplant in my zone 5. I have found the best success of getting it to rebloom is to take a cutting and grow it under lights. The mother plant grows but is reluctant to put forth flowers.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 21, 2011 9:29 AM concerning plant:
    Extremely easy to root from stem or tip cuttings. Tolerant of dry indoor conditions. Available in several flower colors including yellow, red, pink, and white.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On March 24, 2020 Bloomed
piksihk On October 10, 2019 Obtained plant
RoseA32
piksihk On April 16, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On March 17, 2016 Transplanted
HW front bed;
piksihk On March 12, 2016 Bloomed
piksihk On April 1, 2015 Bloomed
red blooms
theinferno On June 15, 2019 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
He wasn't looking too great.
theinferno On March 17, 2019 Maintenance performed
Fertilized with two 10-10-4 fert sticks.
theinferno On March 17, 2019 Potted up
Repotted into a 50/50 perlite/succ soil mix and a deep pot.
theinferno On March 16, 2019 Obtained plant
Superstore
ethompson92 On January 27, 2020 Obtained plant
SuperHappyCamper On September 23, 2021 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Wrong color blooms for this species. by purpleinopp Mar 11, 2017 6:41 AM 5
Your Kalanchoe by Peggy8b Sep 17, 2019 1:22 PM 1
I think this lovely plant is "regular" K. blossfeldiana by purpleinopp May 23, 2021 6:19 PM 3

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