|Common Name||paddle plant, flapjacks, dog tongue or desert cabbage|
|Maximum Reachable Height||1 to 1.5 feet tall|
|Flower Colour||Flowers come in bright shades of red, yellow, coral, orange and pink.|
|Bloom Time||April to May|
Planting And Care
Water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch.
After flowering, shift the plant to a slightly larger pot. Kalanchoes are succulents that grow best in well-drained and well-aerated potting soil, such as 60% peat moss, and 40% perlite.
Cut back tall growth and old flower stems. Keep well watered in a sunny, warm window.
Kalanchoe Flapjack Care
Kalanchoe needs lots of direct sunlight, preferably a south-facing window in winter and bright indirect light (or east/west window) in summer. You can also propagate Kalanchoe through leaf cuttings. Just cut 2 to 3-inch pieces of a leaf and place them about 1 inch deep in soil appropriate for Kalanchoe plants. Make sure to plant cuttings facing up, the same direction they were growing.
|Sunlight||Bright, sunny locations, especially in the summer growing season.|
|Soil||Well-drained porous cactus and succulent soil.|
|Temperature||25 to 40 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer, Feed bi-weekly in the summer.|
Kalanchoe Flapjack Special Feature
Attractive foliage Succulent
Kalanchoe Flapjack Uses
- The plant is used outdoor and indoor for an ornamental purpose
- In traditional medicine, Kalanchoe species have been used to treat ailments such as infections, rheumatism, and inflammation
- Kalanchoe extracts also have immunosuppressive effects
- Kalanchoe pinnata has been recorded in Trinidad and Tobago as being used as a traditional treatment for hypertension