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Kalanchoe blossfeldiana ‘Hot Pink’

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana ‘Hot Pink’ is a perennial that is also known as Flaming Katy, Widow’s Thrill, Christmas Kalanchoe (called this due to its bright color blooms in wintertime), or Florists Kalanchoe. It belongs to the Crassulaceae family of plants.

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is native to Madagascar. The name is actually from Chinese “Kalanchauhuy”. It is a bright addition in a container, a hanging basket. You can plant it outdoors in milder climates, in beddings.

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

How to grow Kalanchoe blossfeldiana:

Grow Kalanchoe blossfeldiana in the sun or partial shade, it is important to have a lot of bright indirect light. Plant Kalanchoe blossfeldiana in sandy well-drained soil. It adapts to both moist and dry soil but it should not completely dry out. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana foliage is succulent, round, and dark green.

The flowers are bright pink. They are trumpet-shaped. The flowers grow in a cluster. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana blooms from winter into spring. However, it repeats flowering later throughout the year under the right conditions.

It requires a minimum of 10°C or 50°F temperature. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is an evergreen. It grows to be 8 to 12in or 20 to 30cm tall. Watch out for vine weevil and mealybugs.

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