Kalanchoe does not bloom

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Kalonchoe does not bloom: how to grow Kalonchoe and how to make it produce its beautiful flowers. All advice on the care to be given to the plant.

With the generic nameKalanchoeit refers to about 125 species ofsucculent plantsbelonging to the Crassulaceae family. Of this kind, theplantlarger, also known asGiant Kalanchoe, and theKalanchoe beharensiswhich can reach 6 meters in height. Most ofKalonchoecultivated by the Italians, however, are ornamental species that generally remain under one meter in height. The most sold and cultivated species in Italy is theKalanchoe blossfeldiana.

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

It looks like a small plant with fleshy leaves. It hardly exceeds 35 cm in height and is appreciated for its ornamental leaves and flowers. There are many varieties, some varieties selected by nurseries manage to develop more prominently and produce flowers of different shades.

Regardless of the species ofkalanchoeyou have purchased, on this page you will find instructions onhow to make it bloom.

How to grow Kalonchoe

These are hardy plants that you cancultivateboth outdoors (even in the rock garden or on the balcony) and indoors, provided you have a well-ventilated environment.

They need little but abundant irrigation (they are CAM plants). In summer they should be irrigated little but with plenty of water while in winter the soil should be completely dry.

Even if these are hardy plants, it is necessary to administerfertilizerprecisely in order to induce theflowering.

Kalonchoe does not bloom

If yourskalonchoe does not bloomsomething must have gone wrong in thecarethat you are dedicating to the plant.

THEkalonchoe flowersthey develop at the apex of the leaves and are characterized by the large amount of well-branched petals.

When you buy onekalonchoe, probably the nursery offers it to you already in bloom, with a flowering induced by specific techniques. Once home, to dobloom the kalonchoesome cultivation rules must be strictly followed. Let's start with a simple question,when does the kalonchoe bloom?

Kalonchoe, flowering period

When does it bloom? Therefloweringoccurs towards the end of winter.

Kalonchoe does not bloom: what to do

First make sure you respect thecareand the needs required bycultivationof this plant.

In what position did you place the vase? Therecultivationit must take place away from direct sunlight. Place the plant in a bright position but not in full sun. The sun could prevent flower production. Excess water or water scarcity could also have an impact on flowering, as well as soil quality.

Also, if you have recently performed arepotting, don't be surprised if thekalanchoe does not make flowers. After repotting, the plants go through a period of stress where they inhibit flowering and may even lose their leaves.

If thekalanchoe does not make flowers and presents soft leaves, most likely you have a soil with stagnant water or you are administering an excess of water to the plant.

To support thefloweringyou can periodically administer fertilizer for flowering plants.

Another reason for onefailure to bloomcan relate to thepruning. Some inexperienced nurseries advise to prune, in a more or less drastic way plant. In fact, thekalanchoedoes not need a real onepruning.

How to prune kalanchoe

More thanprunethe plant, at the end of flowering, when all the flowers have withered, it is advisable to cut the withered stems to allow the plant to produce new buds. If the plant reaches an excessively vigorous development, it is possible to prune the plant by shortening the green stems. The removed portions can be thrown into the composter (or in the organic) or they can be used forreproduction by cuttings.

Kalanchoe cutting

Reproduction by cuttings of the Kalanchoe is very simple. It will be enough for you to cut off a mature stem, perhaps the longest jet of the plant, and then put it to root in a mixture of fertile soil and peat. If you have soft soil for sowing at home, even if it is not ideal, you can also try this. ThereKalanchoe cuttingit is simple and has a high chance of success.

Video: How to grow kalanchoe from leaves 100% growth with result. (July 2022).


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