Kalanchoe

Kalanchoë is a member of the Crassulaceae family, which also includes many succulents. It is an easy plant to care for, partly due to the thick leaves. Kalanchoë fits with various styles of interior, from classic to modern. The Kalanchoë Blossfeldiana group is the most common Kalanchoë.

The Kalanchoë has a rich history. The plant originates from tropical Africa, Asia and Madagascar. It was brought to Paris in 1927 and discovered by the German seed merchant Robert Blossfeld, who later introduced the Kalanchoë as a houseplant, the Kalanchoë Blossfeldiana.

Danish and Dutch breeders helped the Kalanchoë to break through internationally in the 1980s and it is now one of the most popular flowering plants in the range. Innovation in the range means that new colours and flower sizes are constantly being added to the range.

By working with the symbolism of colour, it is possible to give the plant a symbolic significance: red-flowered plants on Valentine’s day or Women’s day, or pink for a birth.

  •   Properties
    Scientific name
    Kalanchoe
    Family
    Crassulaceae
    Synonyms
    Kalanchoe
    Origin
    The plant originates from tropical Africa, Asia and Madagascar.
    Meaning
    Kalanchoe plant stand for endurance and lasting affection
    Shelf life
    Kalanchoë will continue to thrive for between 4 and 16 weeks (depending on country of sale, shipping and storage time, ripeness, freshness, the provision of plant food and conditions at the consumer).
    Season
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  •   Care tips florists
    • Caring for Kalanchoë in store is simple.
    • Depending on the type of sales outlet, the plants can stay in the sleeve or be removed from it. In any case avoid condensation or moisture in the sleeves because of the risk of Botrytis.
    • If necessary water once a week, from below if possible. Make sure the water given is not too cold.
    • Check the plant for spent flowers and other defects.
    • Ensure that it gets enough light in order to avoid stretching of the flower stems.
    • Kalanchoë cannot be stored at temperatures below 12-15 °C. You should therefore leave the plant in its sleeve during shipping and transfer in order to prevent cold damage.
  •   Care tips consumers
    • Kalanchoë is easy to care for.
    • The plant requires a light or sunny position, which can be either indoors or outdoors, provided that the temperature remains about 12 °C.
    • The succulent leaf means that the plant does not need a lot of water - watering once a week is sufficient. Too much water can be damaging.
    • Plant food should be given once every three weeks in order to ensure the plant flowers for as long and as profusely as possible. This will ensure that the plant continues to flower profusely for a long time and continues to produce new buds.
    • Carefully remove the spent flowers. Thereby avoid damaging the buds.