Growing Kalanchoe (Paddle Plant)

Latin Name Pronunciation: kal-en-koe'-ee

Kalanchoes are easy to grow indoors in temperatures of 55°F or above, with bright indirect light. From April to September, water when the top 1 inch of the potting mix is dry to the touch and fertilize monthly with a water-soluble fertilizer (20-20-20) mixed at 1/2 the recommended strength. The shorter days and longer nights of fall stimulate plants to produce flowers. Plants require less water in winter, when they are not actively growing.