There are more than 200 kinds of Kalanchoe. This succulent grows in the South Africa, in the South and South East Asia and in tropics of South America. Some kinds, especially those which are from Madagascar, are popular home plants.
The flower helps to treat some illnesses. It also raises the immune system of a human body. With its vital strength and charming appearance Kalanchoe increases our mood.
It is safe and can be put even into a child’s room. The plant has got an antivirus activity. It reduces the number of microbes in the air. The Kalanchoe juice treats sores, boils, stomatitis.
If somebody wants such wonderful plant to live in his house, he must know how to take care of Kalanchoe at home. Watering
In summer water the plant three times a week. Don’t take big portions of water. It must be warm. Try not to fill the flower.
It’s better to put your flower to an open air in summer. In winter the succulent needs a period of relaxation. Water it only once a month. The temperature minimum in winter is +8°. If the temperature difference is 5-7°C, it helps a plant to blossom much.
It’s difficult to know when it’s the time to water the flower. Do it in such way – touch the upper part of the ground. If it is dry, wait 2-3 days, than water the plant. Place and top-dressing
Kalanchoe is from the South, that’s why it likes sun and heat. Put the pot with a succulent in a southern well lit room, but only in winter. In summer the best place for a succulent is a West or East windowsill.
Flowering Kalanchoe needs some top-dressing for succulents. The leaves of the plant need spraying with warm water. It helps against dust and insects. But don’t spray blossoms and flowers. Replacing
Every year Kalanchoe has to be replanted. Buy the ground for succulents, mix it with the ground from your garden and add some perlite.
When you decide to have a new one you need to take a small children leave or a stalk of Kalanchoe. It often has some roots and easily settles down. It begins to grow in two weeks. You may put your stalk into the water or into the sand. Then replace.
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Nevertheless, let’s turn to Kalanchoe. As every plant, it can be ill. What to do to control the situation? How to treat Kalanchoe deseases?
When a succulent became too extended with his lower leaves dried up, that means the plant needs sun light.
When a flower takes off its leaves, it needs fresh air.
If there are spots on the leaves it maybe a sunburn.
Twisted leaves show that there is too much peat in the ground.
Grey mold is an infections desease. It can be caused by too intensive watering. Must be treated by fungicide.
Powdery mildew looks like whitish coating. Some of leaves fall. It’s because of dry and hot air. Fungicide helps in this case too.
Ring spots which make the leaves formless and rough are incurable. The plant must be utilized.
When aphid appears on your flowers, use suds and insecticides.
Mealybug is also afraid of insecticides.
Kalanchoe is an unpretentious plant. Let it pleases you with its flowers. Let it decorates and reorganizes your home.