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Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana 'Magic Bells'

 

Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells'

KALANCHOE BLOSSFELDIANA MAGIC BELLS - A succulent with fleshy broad notched leaves surrounding a central stem maturing to 18" . It produces a cathredral of pale green bells atop the stem . The bells open to orange flowers. A unique easy houseplant. The Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Cultivar 'Magic Bells', originally from Madagascar, is indeed magic and albeit quite alien when compared to most of its brethren, which normally have compact and bright flowers. Magic Bells have fleshy broad leaves, which are slightly jagged, surrounding a central stem holding the most fascinating flowers as if they were put on a pedestal. From the tall spire of the stem, the flowers dangle like bell-shaped green grapes that delicately open up with a soft tangerine colored lantern like bloom. They need to be in sun in order to thrive, but can sometimes get burnt if outside in direct sun all day in warmer climates during the summer. They have moderate to minimal watering needs -- allow the soil to dry and do not keep too wet or they will rot. Make sure that they are potted in a well-draining mix and avoid keeping the foliage wet. They bloom for 8-10 weeks and are triggered into flowering by dry spells and short days. Magic Bells are a great plant to have around during the winter, reminding you of spring soon to come. When it is done with its winter bloom, have some patience and move it outside to use in combination container plantings and another flower show will come soon. When you are selecting your Magic Bell, choose one that still has buds yet-to-open so that you can stretch out the enjoyment of the bloom that much longer. Plant Type: perennial succulent and cactus Height to: 24 to 36 in Sun Exposure: part sun Bloom Season: mid autumn late autumn Bloom Description: Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells' produce, pendent, orange flowers Soil Type: Under glass, grow in soil-based potting mix withy additional grit. Outdoors, grow in well drained, humus rich, moderately fertile soil Toxic: Yes Plant Perks: Rock Garden Suitable for Houseplant Container Gardening Drought Tolerant Pests and Diseases: mealybugs, aphids, powdery mildew, leaf spots, crown and root rots, bacterial soft rot, fasciation, virus diseases Propagation: Sow Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells' seed at 70ºF/21ºC in early spring. Remove offsets and plantlets from the leaves or inflorescences, or take stem cuttings in spring or summer Native to: Garden origin Winter Sowing Zones: None Notes for Identification: Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells' is a succulent with fleshy broad notched leaves surrounding a central stem maturing to 18in . It produces a cathredral of pale green bells atop the stem . The bells open to orange flowers. A unique easy houseplant.~Source: Accents for Home and Garden Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the USDA USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF): Any Heat Zone 1 to 210+ Days 150 to 180 days ZONE 10 Greater than 210 ZONE 12 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.

 
plant Features
  • Kalanchoe Magic Bells likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Kalanchoe Magic Bells likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Kalanchoe Magic Bells is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Kalanchoe Magic Bells likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells'

Latin name

Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana 'Magic Bells'

type

Perennial

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Kalanchoe Magic Bells likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Kalanchoe Magic Bells is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Kalanchoe Magic Bells likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Kalanchoe Magic Bells 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 Kalanchoe Magic Bells is 0.40meters x 0.40meters 0.40 M 0.40 M

Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana 'Magic Bells'

KALANCHOE BLOSSFELDIANA MAGIC BELLS - A succulent with fleshy broad notched leaves surrounding a central stem maturing to 18" . It produces a cathredral of pale green bells atop the stem . The bells open to orange flowers. A unique easy houseplant. The Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Cultivar 'Magic Bells', originally from Madagascar, is indeed magic and albeit quite alien when compared to most of its brethren, which normally have compact and bright flowers. Magic Bells have fleshy broad leaves, which are slightly jagged, surrounding a central stem holding the most fascinating flowers as if they were put on a pedestal. From the tall spire of the stem, the flowers dangle like bell-shaped green grapes that delicately open up with a soft tangerine colored lantern like bloom. They need to be in sun in order to thrive, but can sometimes get burnt if outside in direct sun all day in warmer climates during the summer. They have moderate to minimal watering needs -- allow the soil to dry and do not keep too wet or they will rot. Make sure that they are potted in a well-draining mix and avoid keeping the foliage wet. They bloom for 8-10 weeks and are triggered into flowering by dry spells and short days. Magic Bells are a great plant to have around during the winter, reminding you of spring soon to come. When it is done with its winter bloom, have some patience and move it outside to use in combination container plantings and another flower show will come soon. When you are selecting your Magic Bell, choose one that still has buds yet-to-open so that you can stretch out the enjoyment of the bloom that much longer. Plant Type: perennial succulent and cactus Height to: 24 to 36 in Sun Exposure: part sun Bloom Season: mid autumn late autumn Bloom Description: Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells' produce, pendent, orange flowers Soil Type: Under glass, grow in soil-based potting mix withy additional grit. Outdoors, grow in well drained, humus rich, moderately fertile soil Toxic: Yes Plant Perks: Rock Garden Suitable for Houseplant Container Gardening Drought Tolerant Pests and Diseases: mealybugs, aphids, powdery mildew, leaf spots, crown and root rots, bacterial soft rot, fasciation, virus diseases Propagation: Sow Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells' seed at 70ºF/21ºC in early spring. Remove offsets and plantlets from the leaves or inflorescences, or take stem cuttings in spring or summer Native to: Garden origin Winter Sowing Zones: None Notes for Identification: Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells' is a succulent with fleshy broad notched leaves surrounding a central stem maturing to 18in . It produces a cathredral of pale green bells atop the stem . The bells open to orange flowers. A unique easy houseplant.~Source: Accents for Home and Garden Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the USDA USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF): Any Heat Zone 1 to 210+ Days 150 to 180 days ZONE 10 Greater than 210 ZONE 12 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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