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    Kalanchoe

    This is a new one for me.

    Kalanchoe has always been one of my favorites, and they are so easy to propagate.

    I thought I would share this unusual color...

    Looks like autumn to me!
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    Ann B.
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    Be-u-t-full !

    I have a Kalanchoe(a rescue). It is in the basement in an east window and I haven't taken it out of its original (probably way too) little pot, but it has grown nicely. It was outside in summer. I heard that theywere sensitive to light/dark hours in order to bloom. It sounds like that's a fallacy based on your photo.
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    The roots are very fine, so pot size is more dependent on carrying the weight of the heavy leaves.

    I guess that I have never thought about when they bloom. They bloom most of the year for me, but that most of the year is in the warm months when the light is more abundant.

    To propagate, twist off a leaf, and place it on top of the soil for a few days to dry a little or if you wish, just make a dent in the soil and press it down.

    It will grow, and after a couple of these, you will need a bigger pot.

    Kalanchoe IS one of my favorites. They don't mind neglect.
    Ann B.
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    Oh thank you this thread came along just when I needed it! I have a much neglected kalanchoe sitting in my kitchen window. My friend Nancy, gave it to me so it's like a rescue. We have on going joke between us of me 'rescueing' her poor necglected plants.
    Now I know how to take care of it and maybe help it along some.
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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