Kalanchoe Plant Care

kalanchoe plant

With summer heating up around here, I thought I would share some tips and advice about a summertime favorite, the kalanchoe plant, that I came across recently.

Kalanchoes, which are part of the Crassula family (think jade plant) are a very easy plant to grow and maintain. I share some basic instructions on caring for them here.

I also wanted to share some links to a few of the more unusual varieties – ones that are not typically found at your local florist.

Growing Flowering Plants : Growing Kalanchoe Plants

The kalanchoe plant is called the leaf of life plant and will take a full, hot sun. Learn about growing them from a horticulturist in this free gardening video on flowering and bedding plants…

An interesting Kalanchoe

Visiting a garden centre during our visit to Holland in March I spotted a Kalanchoe with double green flowers, so added it to the trolley. The decorative wrapping around the pot informed me it was from the Queen Series of Kalanchoe, …


Piece of Eden: Kalanchoe beharensis

A gardening friend got herself a Kalanchoe beharensis specimen. It’s about 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall in that picture, looking a little stressed from winter. I saw it again in late April and it was gorgeous once more. …


All Andrew's Plants: Kalanchoe 'Pearl Bells'

It’s a Kalanchoe ‘Pearl Bells’ and my first Kalanchoe. I can’t say I’ve ever been seriously tempted by a Kalanchoe before and I’m not generally one to buy a plant for the flowers but I’m not one to turn down a free plant so here we are. …


If you have any other tips about kalanchoes you would like to share, leave them in the comments below.