Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe) Is a popular houseplant of the Tolstyankov family (Crassulaceae). The homeland of the Kalanchoe is South Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the tropics of South America. Kalanchoe is a succulent plant that is often grown both as an ornamental flowering plant and as a medicinal plant. More than two hundred species of Kalanchoe are known. Some species of Kalanchoe, according to the modern classification, belong to the closely related genus Bryophyllum (Bryophyllum).
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Kalanchoe of Blossfeld (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) – bushes, up to 30 cm high with rounded leaves, slightly wavy at the edges. It has small bright red flowers. The flowering process occurs in March-June. There are varieties with yellow and orange flowers.
Kalanchoe Mangina (Kalanchoe manginii) Is a species with small lanceolate leaves, orange-red flowers and long pedicels.
Currently Kalanchoe Mangin is classified as Briofillum Mangina (Bryophyllum manginii).
Kalanchoe Degremona (Kalanchoe daigremontiana) – popularly called “Doctor”. It is a larger plant with leaves that have the shape of an elongated triangle. The length of the leaves reaches 20 cm, the color is gray-green with purple spots on the back. Babies are formed along the jagged edge that can be rooted.
Kalanchoe pinnate (Kalanchoe pinnata) is a large plant up to 1 meter tall with an erect stem and opposite leaves. A feature of the species is that the lower leaves are oval with a corrugated edge, and the upper ones are pinnately dissected. Children are formed between the tubercles.
Currently, Kalanchoe pinnate is classified as Bryophyllum cirrus (Bryophyllum pinnatum).
Conditions required by Kalanchoe
Temperature… In winter, during the dormant period, the temperature should range from 10 ° C when kept dry. In the summertime, it is best to keep the plant on the balcony or garden.
Lighting… Kalanchoe is a very light-loving plant. It requires bright, intense lighting in direct sunlight. However, the south window may need shading during the hottest part of the day.
Kalanchoe care at home
Watering Kalanchoe… In summer and spring – moderate, by autumn it decreases, in winter it is limited.
Fertilizer. It is fed every month from late spring to mid-summer with a special fertilizer for succulents and cacti.
Kalanchoe transplant. It is best to transplant every year in the spring. The soil should contain sod, leafy, peaty soil, sand and brick chips or birch coals.
Reproduction… Kalanchoe can be propagated by seeds, brood buds, children, and also cuttings. The breeding process of this plant is very simple.