How to Care for a Kalanchoe


Kalanchoe is a genus of plants generally grown as houseplants in the United States. Readily available, even in many grocery stores, Kalanchoe provide color to the indoor environment, blooming in bright colors from summer through fall. Kalanchoe is a succulent and a relative of jade, so it requires minimal care.

Step 1

Place the Kalanchoe in bright light. It can even tolerate full sun for half the day.

Step 2

Dissolve 2 cups of 20-10-20 fertilizer in 1 gallon of warm water to create a watering solution.

Step 3

Mix 1/3 tsp. of the watering solution in 1 cup of water. This is what you will use to water the Kalanchoe. Saturate the soil with the mixture until it drains from the bottom of the pot.

Step 4

Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, and every third watering use plain water to leach the fertilizer from the soil. Avoid getting moisture on the Kalanchoe's foliage.

Things You'll Need

  • Fertilizer
  • Gallon container
  • Measuring spoon
  • Measuring cup


  • Auburn University: Kalanchoe
  • "American Horticultural Society: A-Z Plant Encyclopedia of Garden Plants"; Christopher Brickell and H. Marc Cathey, Editors-in-Chief; 2008
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