A species of kalanchoe, Also known as Florist kalanchoe, Christmas kalanchoe, Madagascar widow's-thrill Botanical name : Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Genus : kalanchoe
Flaming katy, A species of kalanchoe
Also known as:
Florist kalanchoe, Christmas kalanchoe, Madagascar widow's-thrill
Botanical name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Flaming katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) originates from Madagascar and has been a popular houseplant since the 1930s. Unlike most other succulents that are grown for their interesting leaves, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is valued for the colorful flowerheads it produces in autumn and winter. This is the reason it is commonly gifted during holidays, earning it another name - Christmas kalanchoe. It is toxic to pets.
10 - 50 cm
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People often ask
It is often called the florist kalanchoe because it is widely available in stores like grocery stores, supermarkets, flower shops, nurseries, etc.
As Christmas approaches, it quietly blooms, and the beauty of its bright red flowers and dark green leaves draw everyone's attention. In the cold winter weather, it brings the warmth of Christmas festivities, so people like to purchase it to decorate their interiors for the Christmas season. Therefore, it is called the Christmas kalanchoe.
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Environmental Protection Value
It can absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen to purify air.
Flaming katy is a perennial succulent commonly found in gardens in warm climates. It is prized for its long-flowering, bright and cheerful blooms, whilst being easy to maintain. Its spreading nature makes it suitable for ground cover. Flaming katy fits in rockeries and Mediterranean gardens. Plant with for Crown of Thorns and Panda plant for color and textural contrast.
Care Guide for Flaming katy
As the flaming katy is a succulent, it can hold water in its leaves. Therefore, keeping the soil moist at all times is unnecessary, and the soil surrounding this plant can be allowed to dry out completely between waterings. It is advisible to water this species thoroughly once its soil has been allowed to completely dry out in a well-draining pot.
Fertilization once every half month during the growing season.
Deadhead (or remove) withered flowers after flowering.