Sun: Partial sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: leaves, stem cuttings
Flower: in fall or early winter
Flower Type: Yellow, Orange
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans but can be toxic to animals.
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: pests
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Basc Care for Kalanchoe Rotundifolia
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
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 summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Common Kalanchoe"
Kalanchoe Rotundifolia loves partial sun and shade. This means it should be placed in a spot that gets some direct sunlight, but also has some protection from the midday heat. It's best to find an area where the succulent can get four to six hours of sun per day.
In order to ensure that Kalanchoe Rotundifolia survives the winter, insulation and drainage are essential. A layer of mulch or gravel around the plant can help keep the roots warm during cold temperatures. Furthermore, avoiding exposure to wind and sun can reduce the risk of frost damage and promote longevity for your succulent.
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 Rotundifolia 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 by leaves is a great way to grow new plants from existing ones. Simply cut off a few healthy leaves from the mother plant and place them on top of a potting mix. Water the soil regularly, keeping it moist but not soggy, and soon you'll have brand new succulents!
Propagating Kalanchoe Rotundifolia by stem cuttings is a simple process that requires very few supplies. Start by selecting healthy stems from existing plants that are at least two inches long and have several leaves attached.
Although Kalanchoe Rotundifolia is generally not toxic to humans, the saponins found in its leaves can be dangerous for animals if ingested. For this reason, it’s best to keep pets away from these plants and make sure they are out of reach.
Pests and Diseases
Kalanchoe Rotundifolia can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids, mealybugs, 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.
- Mealybugs: 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.