Kalanchoe potted plants are among the most beautiful, and easy to care for, indoor flowering plants. This makes them a great gift for any occasion, including birthdays and Mother’s day.
Despite the delicate looking petals, kalanchoe care is simple. This is a low-maintenance plant, but a few basic tips will help increase its life and the vibrancy of its pink and red petals. If you have recently been given a kalanchoe potted plant or are thinking about giving one as a gift, then you will benefit from the following kalanchoe plant care tips.
Optimal Conditions for Kalanchoe Care
If you want your kalanchoe potted plant to thrive, it should be placed in full sun. Without proper lighting, the leaves and petals can wither. Use well-drained potting soil. Over-watering can damage the plant. Let the soil dry between watering. Cooler temperatures are ideal. This will extend the life of the flowers.
Re-Blooming Your Kalanchoe Plant
Your kalanchoe plant can be kept indoors and allowed to bloom season after season. If you want to keep your kalanchoe plant for years to come, then you will need to follow a couple of steps. After the plant has flowered, place the plant in a slightly larger pot. Use gardening shears or scissors to trim off old flower stems and taller growth. Keep the plant in a sunny location.
After the danger of frost has passed in early Spring, you can move the plant outdoors. Keep in a slightly shaded spot throughout the Summer. Before the first frost of the Fall, or about three months before bloom, place your kalanchoe plant back in a pot and bring indoors. Once you have placed the plant back inside your home, follow the previously mentioned care tips to keep your kalanchoe in perfect health during the Winter.
Additional Low-Maintenance Succulent Flowering Plants
The kalanchoe plant is not your only option if you are in search of flowering plants that require minimal care. The fragrant, classic gardenia plant could also be a great addition to a home or office. Along with gardenias, a simple mix of white foliage planted in an embossed container will surely bring a smile to the recipient of your gift.
If you are looking for something functional, consider giving a herb trio in a hand-painted Mother’s Day pot. The gift that keeps on giving, your mother or mother-in-law can simply place her new herb pot in the kitchen and trim fresh rosemary, thyme, or sage as needed.
These are just a few gift ideas. As Mother’s Day and other special occasions approach, consider giving beautiful potted plant gifts. From kalanchoe to a herb trio, there are plenty of options. Keep these suggestions in mind if you are still in need of the perfect gift.
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