Lighting for Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe likes bright sunlight, so it should be put on the window sill with a southern Sunny side. The flower will bloom profusely if its daylight would last about 12 hours, so in the summer should be shortened daylight hours and to remove the Kalanchoe in the shade, and in winter Vice versa to illuminate with artificial light.

Temperature for Kalanchoe should not be below 12 degrees. Humidity is best low or moderate.

The soil for growing Kalanchoe

Combine in equal quantities of sand and grassy land. You can also add a small amount of peat, leaf soil and humus. On the bottom of the pot to put drainage, which you can use chips of brick or wood charcoal.

Dressing for Kalanchoe

To this plant you happy at home, you need not forget about feeding. Kalanchoe requires regular flower fertilizer. To feed the flower you need 1 every 2 weeks.

Watering Kalanchoe

In summer, the number of irrigations increases, in the cold - reduced. Remember that the flower itself can control the supply of moisture by accumulating it in the stems and leaves, so for Kalanchoe requires moderate watering.

Transplantation and propagation of Kalanchoe

In most cases, the Kalanchoe is propagated as leaf way, with the cuttings.

You can use the method of growing Kalanchoe from seed. Plant seeds in the period from January to March in the capacity we need to cover the top with glass. Don't forget to ventilate your plant and make sure he gets moderate watering to prevent formation of dry soil. Glass can be removed only when shoots appear.

Also that you can remove the glass, will tell you that the shoots will appear first leaves. This plant quickly grows and forms new leaves, so it is necessary to regularly pinch back, leaving only a third of the escape.

Disease of Kalanchoe

The main pests of this plant are aphids, mold and mildew. If you have any of these diseases, decrease the humidity in the room containing the plant, and reduce the extent of irrigation.

If your plants appear gray spots, the flower is very much water, so it must be put in Sunny place and reduce watering.