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Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Double Flower Variety'

 

Flaming Katy 'Double Flower Variety'

The perennial Kalanchoes are cultivated as houseplants or rock or succulent garden plants. They have low water requirements, a wide variety of colours and are easy to propagate. New plants develop vegetatively as bulbils. These young plants eventually drop off and take root. Double flower varieties are distinctive for the fullness of the flowers. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is the most common variety of Kalanchoe. They are pretty low-maintenance plants, thriving in lots of light, preferably a south-facing window in winter and bright indirect light (or east/west window) in summer.

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plant Features
  • Flaming Katy Double Flower Variety likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Flaming Katy Double Flower Variety likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Flaming Katy Double Flower Variety is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Flaming Katy Double Flower Variety likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Flaming Katy 'Double Flower Variety'

Latin name

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Double Flower Variety'

type

Perennial

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Flaming Katy Double Flower Variety likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Flaming Katy Double Flower Variety is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Flaming Katy Double Flower Variety likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Flaming Katy Double Flower Variety likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Flaming Katy Double Flower Variety is 0.40meters x 0.40meters 0.40 M 0.40 M

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Double Flower Variety'

The perennial Kalanchoes are cultivated as houseplants or rock or succulent garden plants. They have low water requirements, a wide variety of colours and are easy to propagate. New plants develop vegetatively as bulbils. These young plants eventually drop off and take root. Double flower varieties are distinctive for the fullness of the flowers. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is the most common variety of Kalanchoe. They are pretty low-maintenance plants, thriving in lots of light, preferably a south-facing window in winter and bright indirect light (or east/west window) in summer.


Propagating by offsets

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Offsets are the baby plants that form at the base of some plants, and they are an easy way to propagate a plant. When the offsets have grown large enough to handle - and, hopefully, have some roots of their own,- gently break them away from the mother plant. Plant the offsets in a container and keep the plant barely moist (but not wet) until the plant is establishes, and can be planted out.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Grow indoors in a loam-based potting compost with some extra grit for drainage. Place the pot in bright, filtered light, and water sufficiently to keep the growing medium moist - not waterlogged - through the growing season. (Water sparingly when the plant is dormant)

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The usual time for Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is in Spring, but tey can flower at almost any time. Many people choose to throw out the plant after it is done flowering, but it can re-bloom with a bit of time and patience. Cut off the flowering head and let the plant rest for about a month. Then give it at least 12-14 hours of continuous darkness followed by 10 hours of bright light for 6 weeks to develop buds. Reduce the watering and feeding during this time. Once the buds have formed, the plant can resume its normal light conditions.

 
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