Calanchoe is one of the plants that store water in its leaves. It grows from South America to Africa, where tropical climates dominate. More than 200 species of the genus kalanchoe germinate on earth, and many of them can be kept in the home. In the wild, individual species can grow up to 4 m, but in the home the flower size is more modest - 30-40 cm. In domestic flower stores you can buy kalanchoe:
- Briophyllum - ornate coloring, fleshy leaves crowned by a panicle-shaped flower;
- Rosalina mix - this small plant has a bloom lasting up to 10 weeks;
- Flowered - bright pink flowers are arranged between oval, slightly tufted leaves;
- Blossfeldt - a plant with dark green leaves with a red border;
- Flowered - the name reflects the appearance of the flowers, an orange-red hue.
This is a small part of the plants that can be kept at home. But do not forget that the plant needs help for good growth and flowering.
Calanhoe Care Tips
You need the right light, air temperature, watering, quality soil and most importantly - the application of fertilizers and fertilizers! "Power of Life" offers to add "Biohumus for houseplants and seedlings" - organomineral fertilizer, rich in polysaccharides, hydroxycarbon acids, humic, fulvic, amino acids, vitamin complexes of organic origin. This fertilizer:
- induces violent growth, flowering;
- mitigates stress during climate change, transplanting;
- increases resistance to disease, increases immunity to kalanchoe;
- stimulates root development.
If all the above mentioned to be observed, callanhoë will not only purify the air around itself, but also will bring peace and understanding to the family.
Let us slightly touch on the care of callanhoë. Lighting Requirement: in nature, the flower gets a lot of light because it grows in open spaces. Direct sunlight does not harm either the leaves or the flower, so choose a place that is well lit throughout the day.
The most comfortable temperature for the plant is from +15°C in winter and up to +22°C in summer. If you raise the temperature above +25 ° C, the plant will wither and die, frequent watering will not save the situation.
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Pouring: succulent leaves well accumulate moisture, even in summer you should not water more than 2-3 times weekly, in winter - less often.
Requirements for soil: stagnant water causes root rotting. The soil should be moistened, but there is no need to pour water. Loose soil, consisting of peat, turf, mulch and leaf soil, will do fine.
Fertilizers and fertilizers: with a lack of nutrients in the soil, the plant will have problems, it will die. Neither watering, nor adjusting the temperature, nor choosing a lighted place will help.
How to properly add fertilizer? Fertilizing is required if you notice that the plant:
- stopped growing;
- appeared brown spots on the leaves;
- the lower leaves have turned yellow;
- long time no flower stalk.
These are signs of the lack of a certain trace element. Only by applying fertilizer will you return the plant to healthy growth. Kalanchoe is an undemanding plant, various fertilizers are suitable for it, but it tolerates the excess of micronutrients better than their absence.