How to feed Kalanchoe?
Kalanchoe is one of the plants that accumulate water in the leaves. More than 200 species from the genus Kalanchoe sprout on the earth, and many of them can be kept at home. In the wild, individual species can grow up to 4 m, but at home the flower size is more modest - 30-40 cm. In domestic flower shops you can buy Kalanchoe:
- Briofillum - elegant colors, fleshy leaves crowned with a flower in the shape of a panicle;
- Rosalina mix - in this small plant, flowering lasts up to 10 weeks;
- Terry - flowers of bright pink color are located between oval, slightly fleecy leaves;
- Blossfeld - a plant with dark green leaves with a fringing of red;
- Flaming - the name reflects the appearance of flowers, an orange-red hue.
This is a small part of the plants that can be kept at home. But do not forget that for good growth and flowering plants need help.
Kalanchoe Care Tips
It is necessary to ensure the correct lighting, air temperature, watering, high-quality soil, and most importantly - fertilizing and fertilizing! “Life Force” suggests adding “Biohumus for indoor plants and seedlings” - organic mineral nutrition rich in polysaccharides, hydroxycarboxylic acids, humic, fulvic, amino acids, and vitamin complexes of organic origin. This is fertilizer:
- causes violent growth, flowering;
- mitigates stress during climate change, transplantation;
- increases resistance to diseases, increases the immunity of Kalanchoe;
- stimulates root development.
If all of the above is observed, Kalanchoe will not only purify the air around it, but also bring peace and understanding to the family.
Lightly touch on the care of Kalanchoe. Lighting requirement: in nature, a flower receives a lot of light, as 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.
Watering: succulent leaves accumulate moisture well, even in summer you do not need to water weekly more often 2-3 times, in winter less often.
Soil requirement: stagnation of water causes rotting of the roots. The soil should be moistened, but do not need to be flooded. The loose earth, consisting of peat, turf, humus and leafy soil, is perfect.
Fertilizing and fertilizing: with a lack of nutrients in the soil, there will be problems with the plant, it will die. At the same time, neither watering, nor temperature adjustment, nor the choice of a lit place will help.
How to add fertilizers? Top dressing is required if you notice that the plant:
- stopped growing;
- brown spots appeared on the leaves;
- the lower leaves began to turn yellow;
- no peduncle for a long time.
These are signs of a lack of a certain trace element. Only by applying fertilizer will you return the plant to healthy growth. Kalanchoe is an unpretentious plant, various top dressings are suitable for it, but it tolerates an excess of trace elements better than their absence.