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Kalanchoe Genus

Good luck plant

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C) or Tender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Kalanchoe genus (Good luck plant). This genus consists of about 150 species of perennial succulents or shrubs with very fleshy, mainly cylindrical, oval or linear leaves and bell-shaped to tubular flowers which will bloom either white, yellow, orange-brown, red-purple. They are frost tender, min 7-15C, and will need full sun or partial shade with well drained soil. You should keep them moist from spring to autumn. Propagation is by seed, offsets or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Characteristics

Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Shrubs, Trees or Succulents

Other common names

Flaming Katy

Origin

Saudi Arabia, S. Africa, Asia, Australia

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers.

Cultivation

Keep moist from spring to autumn.

Propagation

Seed, offsets or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to mealy bugs, aphids and mildew.

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