name: "Flaming Kathy" or Kalanchoe
Latin name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana spp
to: Most are hybrids
Growth habit: An upright indoor flowering bush usually under 18" in
height and 12" in width.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical
Pests: Not effected by many
Potted Flowering Plant:
information: Kalanchoe is a thick-leaved fleshy plant
indoor flowering house plant that is quite
easy to grow. Indoors place your Kalanchoe where the sunlight is strong... but
somewhat filtered. The pictured Kalanchoe is fully flowering. A tight budded plant should continue to bloom
for 6 to 8 weeks or longer. Since Kalanchoes are a succulent type
plant allow the soil to dry 1" to 1.5" below the surface
soil before watering.
Most Kalanchoe plants are discarded when they stop flowering but it is
easy to re-bloom your Kalanchoe in the house or office. The first
step is to remove the spent flowers. Next place
your plant in bright light and feed bi-monthly. Then just sit
back a wait for your next crop of flowers.
Propagation is simple
by taking stem cuttings and rooting in potting media.