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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

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How to water the Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

Like all the genus to which it belongs, Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is a succulent plant, highly resistant to drought, which does not like to live in a soil that remains long damp. Despite this, during the warm months it is advisable to water the plant regularly, whenever you notice well dry soil, especially if you move the pots in the open air. During the cold months the watering must be suspended, even if it is advisable to slightly wet the ground when you notice that the foliage starts to shrivel; growing plants in the apartment, in fact, exposes them to a hot and very dry climate, which prevents them from having a real period of vegetative rest. If you find a place with cool temperatures below 15 ° C, the plants can remain without watering until spring.


Grow the Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

Like all succulents, the Kalanchoe thyrsiflora plant is not very demanding and tends to develop at its best even in non-ideal cultivation conditions. They are plants that naturally develop in southern Africa, in areas with a hot and dry climate. In areas with very mild winters, with minimum temperatures above 10 ° C, they can be grown in the ground, while in the rest of Italy, in autumn, they must be placed in a sheltered place, or even in an apartment. They prefer very well drained soil and fear excess water, which can lead to rapid rotting of all foliage. The Kalanchoe develop rosettes of very compact leaves and during the summer months they also produce short floral stems, which carry numerous pinkish buds, quite decorative. If grown in a dimly lit place, the leaves remain entirely green; on the other hand, if you let them enjoy at least a few hours of sunshine every day, the edge of the foliage takes on the classic reddish color.

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