Kalanchoes, with their vibrant long lasting flowers, are great in the garden or as houseplants. The kalanchoe is a perennial succulent and a member of the Crassulaceae family. A native of Madagascar, this easy to care for plant has as many as 125 species and is a popular choice for a potted plant or as an addition to the landscape.
Indoor Kalanchoes Care:
If you are growing a kalanchoe as a houseplant it will need bright light for eight to ten hours a day. It should be potted in a light, well-draining potting soil that is about 50 percent perlite.
Watering only needs to be done when your kalanchoe is dry. Just stick your finger into the soil. If it feels moist you do not need to water it just yet. Soggy soil will lead to root-rot and will kill your plant. Fertilizing should also be infrequent with application no more than once a month. If you intend to throw away your kalanchoe after blooming, there is no need to fertilize at all.
If you plan to keep your kalanchoe, you can make it flower again. When the flowers start to fade, cut them off and put your plant in a dark room for about a month. Cut back on watering at this time. When new buds start to form, put it back in a sunny area. Resume normal watering. Soon you will be able to enjoy more lovely flowers.