Do Kalanchoe Flower? 6 Different Type Of Flowers With More Information

Yes They do. And interestingly Kalanchoe flower last for a longer period.

They are quite attractive houseplants, and it is important that you take care of them properly so that you can get them to bloom again.

If you wish to grow a kalanchoe which blooms, best is to  go ahead with  Kalanchoe blossfeldiana as it is renowned as the best blooming kalanchoe plant.

They are easy to take care, and their blooming duration is quite longer than the rest of the kalanchoes. You could easily find these plants in grocery stores, nurseries, garden shops as well as in flower shops. 

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Red Kalanchoe flowers 

Kawi (Rose red) – This variety of succulents usually form rose red flowers along with leaves in green.

Aruno (red) – These types of plants consist with medium green glossy foliage and blooms in red. They tend to grow compact and in an upright manner.

Nemo (Dark red) – they form dark red colored flowers along with leaves in green.

Red Jaqueline (bright red) – They are known as a set of plants which come up with red flowers along with green leaves. They also tend to grow compact and in upright manner. 

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Orange Kalanchoe flowers

Carmen (red orange) – Carmen kalanchoes consist with dark green colored leaves as well as with red, orange-colored leaves.

Klabar (Bright orange) – They could form bi colored blooms which have petals in orange and yellow base. Leave would be normal green in color, and they usually tend to grow vigorously.

Patty (bright orange) -their foliage would be dark green in color and would produce blooms in bright orange in color. Their branching would be  basal.

Zion (Orange) – They have dark, orange-colored flowers. Moreover, they start to bloom little early and freely. They usually grow upright and in a uniform growth pattern.

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Pink Kalanchoe flowers

Keruna (Light pink) – The highlight of these plants are the light pink small sized flowers which further consist with green leaves. Their growth pattern is upright and compact.  

Pellinore (bright pink) – They have foliage which is dark green in color. Their blooms would be bright pink. These plants also tend to grow  compact. 

Kerinci (dark pink) – Their bloom color would be dark pink. They tend to grow rapidly and further have a moderate vigorous growth rate as well.

Fiveranda light pink (light pink) – These plants have pink blooms which could last for a longer period. They also tend to grow vigorously. Further they have strong branching as well.

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Yellow Kalanchoe flower

Yellow African (Yellow) – These plants form dense and large golden, yellow-colored blooms. Their leaves would be green in color. They have an upright  growth pattern as well.  

Riet (Golden yellow) – Their leaves would be dark green. On the other hand, their flowers would be golden yellow in color.These plants’ growth pattern is also upright.

Yellow Josefine (yellow) – These plants also usually grow in an upright and compact manner. Leaves would be dark green, and their blooms would be yellow in color.

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White Kalanchoe flower 

White cora (white) – These plants usually come up with large white blooms. Further there would be dark green leave as well. They would also tend to grow in an upright manner.

Simone (pure white) – these plants would comprise with different large sizes of flowers in white . Their foliage would be dark green in color. Their growth pattern would also be compact and upright.

Snowdown (white) – These plants would also form large white flowers. Their foliage would be dark green.

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Purple to violet Kalanchoes flowers

Purple Jacqueline (red purple) – these kalanchoes form large and intensely red, purple-colored flowers. Dark green is their foliage color, and they also tend to grow compact and in an upright manner.

Purple Jodie (light red purple) – This is a new and exceptional Kalanchoe  variant which grow vigorously,  compact and in an upright manner. Their foliage would be medium and dark green in color. Their flowers would be light red purple color.

Lucan (purple) – This is yet another interesting set of plants which could form purple flowers. Leaves would be glossy and dark green in color. They also tend to grow uniform and in an upright pattern.

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How long do kalanchoe flowers last

Kalanchoe flowers could stay alive for several weeks to several months in general.

When they grow in their natural habitat, kalanchoes bloom in the latter part of winter season or even at the beginning of the spring season as well. 

The reason behind this is because these plants are short day plants which literally need at least 13 hours of darkness per day.

It would stimulate the flower blossoming. This process will get slow, once the daily lighting level increases.

Kalanchoe flower season

As aforesaid, the flowers of kalanchoes would bloom in the latter part of winter and in the beginning of the spring season.

How to make kalanchoe flower again

Chances are that your kalanchoes would rebloom in spring, late fall and in spring naturally. To do that you need to cut the flower stems from its base.

In case, if your kalanchoe is not flowering once again, you can make them flower.

Kalanchoes are photoperiodic which literally means they respond to even levels of both light and dark exposure.

In fact, it is necessary to provide at least 12-14 hours of darkness which would stimulate the flowering once again.

If you have grown them indoors and if they are getting adequate sunlight, you could consider putting them in a closet or somewhere else where they could gain adequate daylight and darkness for another 12-14 hours of the day.

You need to provide those conditions daily for about 6-8 weeks. Avoid  watering them during this time.

However, when you spot the buds starting to form, you could continue with the standard care for them.

Kalanchoe flower care

Generally, kalanchoe flowers would prefer bright, natural sunlight. Ideally you need to provide a medium or high level of sunlight for them to thrive well.

Do not expose them for direct sunlight though. Moreover, make sure that you are not keeping them closer to extremely heated places as it could cause burns in the plant.

In summer, best is to place them outdoors and protect them from intense sunlight particularly during the afternoon time.

Further you could grow them in a pot which you could easily move in and out from indoors to outdoors.

If you keep them somewhere where they get intense sunlight during summer, it will cause burns in the plants.

Having said that, if you provide more and more sunlight, it will make the plant look even better. In case if you exposed your plant to low levels of sunlight, their flower buds would not open, and chances are that their foliage would also get spindly.

In case, you could provide only low light and if you still wish to acquire a blooming kalanchoe, you need to purchase it when it is in full blossom.

Watering

Kalanchoe consist of fleshy leaves and with fleshy stems. They could conserve water in those parts and hence why you need to avoid keeping them wet all the time.

What is crucial is providing them with good drainage.

Best is to do a thorough watering and let them drain out. After that when you realize the soil is dry, you could commence watering them once every two weeks’ time.

Having said that you need to adjust the frequency in watering based on conditions such as your temperatures, light conditions, the size of pots etc.

When it comes to watering them when they are flowering, best is to fasten that up a little bit. You do not need to mist them or spray during this time.

In case, if you get a  kalanchoe wrapped in foil or grown in a decorative pot which does not have any draining holes, best is to take off the plant when watering them.

Further, make sure that you do not let the excess water build up in the foil or in the saucer as if not it would cause for the root rot in the plant.

Temperature 

Kalanchoes would perform well in room temperatures. However just like with sunlight, make sure that you are not exposing the plant for intense temperature levels as well as for colder temperatures.

You need to protect the plants particularly from frost conditions.  On the other hand, if you expose the plants for hotter temperatures, it will make the flowers open up faster.

Further, it would make the duration of blooming shorter as well.

Fertilizing 

Kalanchoes do not require fertilizers in general. However, you could consider adding some worm casting in spring.

Alternatively, you could use compost instead of warm casting too. Moreover, you could also apply a balanced organic fertilizer instead of them.

I would urge you to feed the kalanchoes during spring and in summer if you feel like the plant would be benefitted from that.

Avoid feeding them in late fall or in winter as those are the seasons where your kalanchoes would be going dormant.

Over feeding could also badly impact on these plants as the salt build up in soil could lead for the burning of the plant roots.

Ultimately, your plants would end up having brown spots on the leaves. Further you need to skip in feeding them when the plant is going through stress.

Soil 

you need to use a blend of 50 % of succulent and cactus mix along with 50 % regular potting soil. 

Further you could be tactful in adding some compost so that it would make even better conditions for the kalanchoes to perform well.

Alternatively, you could add some  organic compost and apply them on top of worm compost layer.

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Are kalanchoe flowers toxic?

Kalanchoe flowers are toxic. They comprise cardiac glycoside, and they are toxic towards the pets.

During summer months, their toxicity would be very high simply because the flowers of kalanchoe contain a higher component of glycosides when compared to the rest of other parts of the plant.

Kalanchoe flower problems

You would mostly encounter issues with mealybugs, spider mites and with scales. If I elaborate more on mealybugs, it is somewhat difficult to spot them.

However there could be white coating if the plant is under attack of mealybugs. In addition to that, yellowing and browning of the leaves are two more signs of mealybugs’ attack. 

Apart from that sticky leaves, sooty mold on the leaves are a couple of more  symptoms of mealybug attacks.

It is important that you conduct constant check ups on the plant so that you can identify if there are any pests’ attacks or diseases in the plant.

When you identify these issues early you can  attend to them immediately too. You could continue with the regular treatments when treating these attacks.

Why are my kalanchoe flowers drooping

Issues related to watering is what cause the kalanchoe flowers dropping. When they run short of water, they start to wilt and droop.

Further if you provide excess amount of water, that will also make the flowers drooping. On the other hand, all kalanchoe flowers would droop naturally too.

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Why are my kalanchoe flowers turning brown

Failure to provide a well-draining soil mix and over watering could result in kalanchoe flower turning brown.

How to trim kalanchoe flowers

You should consider in trimming the kalanchoe flowers during their blooming season since that would be useful to form new growth.

Before starting this off, you need to shake the plant so that you could remove any insects in the plant.

First you need to get rid of the dead or dying flowers. – when you spot any dying flowers, you need to take them off as soon as possible.

Unless it would make the plant look ugly. Further it would halt the new growths in the plants as well. You may remove them whilst using your hands.

If not you could snip them off with pruning shears which are clean and sterilized.

After that you may cut back the stalks of the blooms. Again, you may use the pruning shears which are clean.

When you cut them make sure that you are cutting them back to the second or the third leaf. Remove the dead or the damaged stalks also.

Once you do all these steps, the new growth formation of the plants would be benefitted from this, and they will reward you with flourishing plants ultimately.

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Related questions

Do kalanchoe plants need sun?

They would need full sunlight or bright indirect sunlight which would help them to thrive well. 

How long do Kalanchoe flowers last?

They will last up to 6 months.

Can I put my kalanchoe outside?

If you live in USDA zones 10-12, you could place them outdoors during summer. However, when the temperature decreases in night, you need to bring them indoors.

What to do with kalanchoe after flowering?

You need to cut them and get rid of the spent blooms.

Conclusion 

I am sure now you have learnt a lot on the flowering of kalanchoes and hope this will help you to identify as to what sort of color of kalanchoe you would love to have. Happy gardening!

Credit to: Gardening Upbeat
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I’m Dr. Chamika, As a hobby love talking about plants and showing you that taking care of indoor plants. My website is knowledge I’ve learned over the years and continue to learn about growing succulents. If you’re a succulent lover, then you have come to the correct place.