Kalanchoe Plant Care

kalanchoe plant

With summer heating up around here, I thought I would share some tips and advice about a summertime favorite, the kalanchoe plant, that I came across recently.

Kalanchoes, which are part of the Crassula family (think jade plant), are a very easy plant to grow and maintain. I share some basic instructions on caring for kalanchoes here.

I also wanted to share some links to a few of the more unusual varieties – ones that are not typically found at your local florist.

Growing Flowering Plants : Growing Kalanchoe Plants

The kalanchoe plant is called the leaf of life plant and will take a full, hot sun. Learn about growing them from a horticulturist in this free gardening video on flowering and bedding plants…

An Interesting Kalanchoe Plant

Visiting a garden center during our visit to Holland in March I spotted a kalanchoe with double green flowers, so I added it to the trolley. The decorative wrapping around the pot informed me it was from the Queen series of kalanchoe… Read more…

Piece Of Eden: Kalanchoe Beharensis

A gardening friend got herself a Kalanchoe Beharensis specimen. It’s about 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall in that picture, looking a little stressed from winter. I saw it again in late April and it was gorgeous once more… Read more…

All Andrew's Plants: Kalanchoe 'Pearl Bells'

It’s a Kalanchoe ‘Pearl Bells’ and my first kalanchoe. I can’t say I’ve ever been seriously tempted by a kalanchoe before and I’m not generally one to buy a plant for the flowers but I’m not one to turn down a free plant so here we are… Read more…

If you have any other tips about kalanchoes you would like to share, leave them in the comments below.

Greg Johnson

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.


  1. I just purchased my kalantchoe plant a month ago and never watered it until yesterday i have two leaves that have turned yellow please tell why and what do i do?

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