الإثنين 22 يوليو 2024

How to grow Kalanchoe at your home easily

موقع أيام نيوز

You know those flowering plants with rubbery leaves that keep catching your eye at the grocery store or garden center? Chances are it’s a kalanchoe (pronounced “kal-an-coe-ee”), a succulent botanically known as Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a low-maintenance houseplant that will give you bright flowers and beautiful greenery. Kalanchoe plants bloom for a long time too, plus they actually help clean indoor air. In short, it is a wonderful plant!

Where to grow Kalanchoes
Kalanchoes grown as houseplants are sun lovers, so give them the brightest light you can for as long as possible. A south-facing window is ideal, although west-facing will also work. One thing kalanchoes don’t like is the cold, so be sure to keep them away from drafty windows and doors.

Do you want to bring your favorite kalanchoe outside for the summer? Wait until nighttime temperatures are above 65 degrees F, then set it outside where it will get morning sun but be protected from the strong afternoon rays (which are a bit too intense for plants used to softer indoor light). When the temperature starts to drop again, bring your kalanchoe back inside.

How to plant a Kalanchoe
1. Choose a pot that is no more than 2 inches wider than the root ball of your new kalanchoe. Make sure it also has drainage holes.

2. Fill the pot ⅓ full with Miracle-Gro® Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix, which provides the excellent drainage your new baby plant needs, plus some food to start growing strong.

3. Carefully remove the kalanchoe from the original container and place it in the new pot so that the top of the root ball is about an inch below the rim (to allow for watering).