Sun: Partial sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 1a from -60° F to -55° F (-51.1 ° C to -48,3° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: leaves, cuttings, seeds, division
Flower: in the summer
Flower Type: Red, brown
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: pests
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Basc Care for Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi ‘Variegata’
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
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 summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Aurora Borealis, Variegated Lavender Scallops"
When it comes to finding a spot for Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi ‘Variegata’, partial sun and shade is best. This means it should get four to six hours of direct sunlight with some additional protection from the midday sun. This will ensure your succulent receives the right amount of light to stay healthy and happy!
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 1a from -60° F to -55° F (-51.1 ° C to -48,3° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi ‘Variegata’ from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
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 fedtschenkoi ‘Variegata’ 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.
Propagating succulents with leaves is a satisfying way to obtain new plants. Start by cutting some healthy leaves from the mother plant, then place them on top of potting mix and water regularly. In time you'll have vibrant succulents that you grew yourself!
One way to propagate Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi ‘Variegata’ is by cutting
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi ‘Variegata’ can be propagated from seeds. Signs of a good seed is one that is plump, dark in color and slightly sticky. To propagate X from seed, one must prepare a soil mixture of well-draining potting mix, sow the seeds evenly and lightly press them into the surface. Lastly, gently water the soil using a spray bottle and place the container in bright but indirect light.
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi ‘Variegata’ is a highly toxic succulent that should be treated with extreme caution to avoid serious health risks. If ingested, it can lead to severe gastrointestinal distress, respiratory problems and even death. It is best to keep this plant away from homes or gardens where humans or animals reside.
Pests and Diseases
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi ‘Variegata’ can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids and scale insects.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Scale insects: 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.