Kalanchoe is a succulent flowering plant that is native to Madagascar. The plant produces small flowers with four pointed petals on each blossom. The flowers come in a wide range of colors, including red, orange, pink, violet and white. The plant is propagated by taking cuttings off the mother plant.
Kalanchoe products blooms in clusters during the winter months. Young kalanchoe plants have smooth stems and thick leaves.
Kalanchoe loves sun and should be placed in direct sunlight to produce flowers/ blooms in winters but avoid direct sunlight in the summer season.
For instance, if the Kalanchoe plant can be kept in a shaded area for a long period of time and because of that, its leaves color turns to green and it has no bloom/ flowers.
Put your Kalanchoe in full sunlight for better flowering.
How to propagate Kalanchoe from cuttings
Now we learn how to propagate kalanchoe plant from cuttings. For that, take 2 cuttings from the mother plant.
Mix together equal parts of sand, decomposed cow dung and peat moss to create a quality growing medium for Kalanchoe cuttings in a pot.
Cut cleanly through a vegetative stem of the Kalanchoe with a sharp gardening tool. Make the cutting at least 5-6 inches long.
Remove the leaves from the bottom 3 inches of the stem cutting. The result will be few inches of leafy stem, with a bare-stemmed bottom. More leaves means cutting will have to produce/ generate more energy in order to survive.
Create holes in potting mix with your finger. Push the bare stem 2-3 inches deep into the soil. Gently tamp the soil around the stem to fill the hole. No need to cut the buds as it will survive and will bloom in few days.
How to take care of Kalanchoe
Kalanchoes are succulents, which mean that they store water in their stems and leaves. Some healthy white roots can develop within few days. Water the potting mix thoroughly.
Kalanchoe are drought-resistant plants, and cannot tolerate excess water. water the plant once in a week. Put your Kalanchoe in full sunlight for better flowering in winter season.