Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Winter hardy
Propagation: leaves, stem cuttings
Flower: in the summer
Flower Type: Red
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: pests
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Basc Care for Kalanchoe bracteata (silver spoons, fuzzy)
Watering for Kalanchoe bracteata (silver spoons, fuzzy) is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
Can you water your succulent more than what its need? The answer is yes and no. In extreme conditions, you can water your plants more often when you notice the soil is completely dry.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Silver Spoons, Silver Teaspoons"
Kalanchoe bracteata (silver spoons, fuzzy) requires full sun to partial shade. It's best to keep it in an area of your garden or home that gets plenty of bright, indirect sunlight throughout the day. When temperatures are too hot and direct sunlight is too intense, try moving "Silver Spoons, Silver Teaspoons" to a shadier spot for part of the day.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C).
Kalanchoe bracteata (silver spoons, fuzzy) has excellent winter-hardy characteristics that allow it to survive in freeze conditions with ease. Its thick leaves and stems provide extra insulation against the cold weather, while its deep-rooted roots can absorb moisture from the air even when temperatures drop below freezing. Furthermore, its ability to store water helps it survive long stretches of cold weather without any problems.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Kalanchoe bracteata (silver spoons, fuzzy) also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Growing succulents from leaves is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. All it takes is a few healthy leaves, some potting mix, and regular watering. Soon you'll have beautiful new succulents that are a product of your effort!
Propagating Kalanchoe bracteata (silver spoons, fuzzy) by stem cuttings is an easy and fun way to increase your collection of these unique houseplants. When propagating, it’s important to choose healthy stems from existing plants that are at least two inches long and have several leaves attached.
All parts of Kalanchoe bracteata (silver spoons, fuzzy) are considered to be poisonous, and should never be ingested. Even contact with the sap can cause serious skin irritations in humans and animals, so it’s important to wear gloves when handling them.
Pests and Diseases
Kalanchoe bracteata (silver spoons, fuzzy) can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids and mealybugs.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.