How to Grow and Care:
In warmer climates, water moderately from fall to winter when the growth is most active. Let the soil surface dry out between waterings. Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress. An ordinary potting soil mix is fine. Feed bi-weekly during the growing season with a liquid fertilizer, or use slow-release pellets.
When repotting, take additional care in handling as the leaves are somewhat brittle and can snap easily. Clay pots work exceptionally well for planting Kalanchoes.
Many people choose to throw out the plant after it is done flowering, but if you’re dedicated you can get it to re-bloom with a bit of time and patience.
Here’s how: Cut off the flowering head and let the plant rest for about a month. Then give it at least 12-14 hours of continuous darkness followed by 10 hours of bright light for 6 weeks to develop buds. Reduce the watering and feeding during this time. Once the buds have formed, the plant can resume its normal light conditions.
They’re small plants that don’t often have to be repotted and they do well in clay pots, as long as they have a drainage tray that can be emptied.