Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight or Partial shade. Sheltered location.
Suitable Soil Types: Sand, Loam. Well Drained.
Suitable Soil pH: Most soils types are fine.
Soil Soil Moisture: Moist, but let dry out between watering to prevent potential root rot.
Sowing, planting, and Propagation: Spring. Sow seeds into a gritty loam compost or propagate from offsets.
Care: Low maintenance. Takes from two to five years to reach full size. Provide moderate water when growing. Liquid fertilizer (ideally phosphorus rich); apply two to three times during their first growing season. Do not wet leaves when watering. Remove dead flowers at the stem. Pinch to help maintain shape. Deadhead plants to maintain blooming.
Indoor plant Specifics If growing as an house plant then they perform best in clay pots set atop rocks or gravel to help improve drainage. Ideal temperature is night = 60°F / 15°C; day 70°F / 21°C. Plants require a period of short day length (approx. two months of fourteen hour darkness; minimal watering) to initiate flowering. Best flower bloom results occur with eight to ten hours of natural light (full sun or very bright indirect light).
Best used for: Drought resistant. Low maintenance. Patio. Container. House.
Closely Related Species:
Miscellaneous: the name Kalanchoe originates from the Chinese name for the plant (Kalanchauhuy).
Further Reading and References used for this Kalanchoe blossfeldiana growing Guide:Wiki; SF Gate