Gardening Questions And Answers
Mealy Bugs Mealybugs are another potential invader of your Flaming Katy. These little white insects will cause stunting of the growth of your plant, yellowing of leaves and leaf drop. They feed off the sap in the leaves of the plant, multiply rapidly and can eventually overwhelm the plant, killing it.
Growing this plant from seed is not recommended. The moderate moisture needs of the plant are one of the keys to care for flaming katy. During the blooming season, fertilize monthly with a diluted flowering plant food. Remove spent flowers and pinch off any dead leaves to enhance the appearance of the plant.
Ideally, the Flaming Katy should be in a temperature range of 55° F – 85° F, though it isn’t terribly temperamental when it comes to temperature. If the temperature drops a few degrees below 50° F for a brief period, then the plant will probably be okay, and likewise if the temperature rises a few […]
Growing this plant from seed is not recommended. Starts are relatively cheap and thrive and grow quickly in sun to part shade. Lower light conditions promote greener foliage and the plants will still fill with blooms. Flaming katy kalanchoe needs at least six weeks of shorter days and up to 12 for more compact blooms.
Preferably use clay pots because they work exceptionally well for growing Flaming Katy. Put a piece of rock at the bottom of the container and fill it with the standard succulent or cactus potting mix. Generally, flaming Katy gets plenty of nutrients from the soil and does not require fertilization.
Flaming katy houseplant is a spectacle to behold, especially if you are starved for color and a new plant buddy. The plants require well drained soil and prefer drier conditions. Flaming katy houseplants that get overwatered will show their displeasure with yellowing, dropping leaves and rotten stems.
Flaming katy kalanchoe is an ideal plant to chase away the winter doldrums. In most zones the plant is used as an interior plant, but growing flaming katy outdoors is possible in the warmer climates. The shiny green, scalloped leaves and brilliant flowers enliven any situation and care for flaming katy is a breeze.