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May 30, 2020 3:50 PM CST
Hi! I've had this Kalanchoe plant for a few years now, it's recently bloomed flowers on some of the stems. The stems have been growing out of control lately and some roots have appeared on these stems.
I'm assuming it needs more light? It's under a skylight in the kitchen as this is the room that gets most light. I water only when the soil is dry, once or twice a week.
Can I trim the stems? Where can I put it if it needs more light?
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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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May 31, 2020 3:43 AM CST
You can keep it there for the best lighting and no need to add any extra lighting. Wow that plant has a lot of roots on the stems and leaves. I would just leave it alone and let it flower and when the flowers turn to seeds just snip the stem with the flowers to harvest seed from it. I get flowers every year its normal .
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Name: Will Creed
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May 31, 2020 9:26 AM CST
Your Kalanchoe seems to be thriving where it is, although added light would never hurt.

Any of the stems can be pruned back to any length to make it less unruly and more compact, as you see fit. The pruning will not harm the plant is anyway; it will just change its size and shape. New growth will emerge on any pruned stem starting where you make the pruning cut.

The aerial roots are largely irrelevant and can be trimmed off if you prefer.
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