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Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (Flaming Katy)

Flaming Katy, Christmas Kalanchoe, Florist Kalanchoe


Beloved for its bright, colorful flowers, award-winning Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (Flaming Kathy) is a bushy evergreen succulent with thick, shiny, dark green leaves with scalloped edges. It is mostly grown for its large umbels of flower clusters held above the foliage. The dainty blooms come in soft pastel colors and in brilliant shades of red, orange, pink or yellow. This Kalanchoe flowers every 6 months or so and keeps its blooms 6 weeks or more. Although Flaming Kathy is typically used as a houseplant, it can be grown outdoors if protected from the frost.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows with an upright, multi-branched habit to 6-18 in. tall and wide (15-45 cm).
  • Easily grown in light, sandy, well-drained soils in sun to moderate shade. Afternoon shade is welcomed in hot summer climates. Needing very little water, this plant only needs one light application of fertilizer each year. Drought tolerant and moderately salt tolerant.
  • Protect from slugs and snails which permanently disfigure the leaves.
  • Excellent for beds and borders, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens. Perfect for containers where spectacular floral arrangements can be created.
  • Keep the old blossoms pinched off to encourage repeat bloom.
  • Native to Madagascar

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Kalanchoe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Kalanchoe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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