Last updated on September 12th, 2023 at 05:23 pm
Kalanchoe beharensis is a small, evergreen shrub that grows up to three feet tall. It produces clusters of star-shaped flowers and shiny green leaves. Kalanchoes are grown as house plants for their beautiful foliage and flowers. They need low light, high humidity, and moist soil to thrive indoors.
The kalanchoe beharensis plant is one of the most popular plants to grow indoors. It thrives in low light and humid conditions, making it perfect for people who live in apartments or homes without a lot of natural sunlight. The kalanchoe beharensis plant is also very easy to care for, making it great for beginners who are new to gardening. This blog post will provide more information on kalanchoe beharensis planting instructions as well as tips on how you can keep your kalanchoe healthy and happy!
Origin and description
The kalanchoe beharensis is an evergreen herbaceous plant that has its origin in Madagascar. The leaves are elliptic being green on the upper side, while they have a white color underneath. It can reach up to 100 cm in height and it contains yellow flowers with four petals.
Kalanchoe beharensis prefers well-drained soils, but it is also able to grow in heavy clay. It can be grown indoors and outdoors in cold regions (0°C – 15°C). On the other hand, you should avoid hot climates because this plant does not resist very high temperatures (>35˚C).
If you are looking for an easy plant to grow, then this is the right one.
Kalanchoe beharensis propagation
Kalanchoe beharensis is easy to propagate from both leaves and cuttings. To propagate from a leaf, carefully detach it from the main plant by slicing through the stem with a sharp knife or breaking it away using your fingers. You can also remove small offshoots of kalanchoe branches for propagation purposes as well.
To propagate from cuttings, take a cutting of kalanchoe about three to five inches long with at least two leaf nodes. Place the plant in an upright position and allow it to dry for several days before rooting it in soil or another suitable planting medium. For best results, use a well-draining but moist potting soil and place the cutting in a shaded area.
Kalanchoe beharensis care
Although the Kalanchoe beharenensis plant is considered to be very easy to care for, these plants can get stressed out easily. Be careful not to overwater your plant and make sure it gets plenty of indirect sunlight each day. If you are looking for an exotic houseplant that requires little care, this is a great choice.
The Kalanchoe beharenensis plant has exotic leaves that remind me of an elephant’s ear and it produces stunning flowers as well! If you are looking for a unique houseplant to add some flair to your home or office, the kalanchoe beharensis might be perfect for you!
Kalanchoe beharensis is a succulent that prefers bright, filtered sunlight. If your plant begins to stretch or sunburned spots appear on the leaves, then it’s not getting enough light. Too little light can also cause stems to sprawl outwards rather than upwards as they would normally do. This is one of those plants that prefer as much light as you can give it without scorching the leaves. If possible, place kalanchoe beharensis near a window that gets lots of sun but also has protection from afternoon and evening rays such as an overhang or tall building.
For best results, it’s important to make sure that kalanchoe beharensis plants receive between 13-14 hours of darkness each night in their resting period (when they’re not actively growing). This can be achieved by setting them near a window where they will get no direct sunlight during this time but indirect light throughout the day from the sun. If this isn’t possible, they can be placed under fluorescent light with no more than two hours of sunlight each day.
Kalanchoe beharensis is not too picky about the potting mix you use so long as it has excellent drainage. If you’re growing your kalanchoe in a container then opt for an African violet soil that’s labeled for pots rather than garden beds or other succulent mixes which are made to retain water.
If planting your kalanchoe outside, then use regular potting soil that’s been amended with sand or perlite for better drainage.
When planting your kalanchoe, make sure the rootball is well-covered by the soil and doesn’t stick out of the top as it can rot if exposed to moisture in this way. If you have a large rootball or your plant is in a smaller pot then you can place chunks of broken pot over the top to help cover it.
Water kalanchoe beharensis plants once a week. If the soil becomes dry, water them more often to prevent root rot from occurring. The amount of time before watering depends on how much sunlight and warmth they’re getting at that moment. Place them in bright light, but not direct sunlight, for between five to six hours each day. If the leaves seem to be drying out, it’s best to increase their watering schedule by adding more water each week rather than waiting for them to need it.
Make sure that the kalanchoe beharensis plant’s soil drains well after watering so that its roots don’t sit in standing water. An ideal time for this is right after watering the plant.
Kalanchoe beharensis plants prefer to be fertilized once every month. A good fertilizer for this plant is a 20-20-20 (NPK) balanced formula, and it should be diluted with water before being applied to the soil around the plant. This will help ensure that your plant receives all of the nutrients and minerals it needs in order to grow healthy.
The kalanchoe beharensis prefers mild to warm temperatures, but not direct sunlight. Temperatures in the 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit are ideal for this plant.
High levels of humidity are required by the kalanchoe beharensis. A humidifier can be used to create a high-humidity environment, but if your home is naturally damp, you don’t need to do anything.
The ideal humidity range is 60-80%.
It is not recommended to prune kalanchoe beharensis. Pinching out new shoots will encourage more lush growth and new flowering stems will grow from within lower leaves that are still attached to the stem after being cut off close to their base. Kalanchoe beharensis also typically does not need much maintenance, even with it being a succulent plant.
When to repot kalanchoe beharensis
Kalanchoes are not known for being picky when it comes to the potting mix. As long as the plant is in a container with drainage holes, you can grow your kalanchoe successfully. It is best to repot every second year or so, especially if the soil has become dry and compact. When repotting, choose a container slightly larger than the previous one to provide room for new root growth.
Kalanchoe beharensis will spend the winter months resting and should be watered very infrequently. During this time, you should keep your kalanchoe in a dark (but not completely inhibiting) location and reduce watering substantially to once every two weeks or so.
Flowers & Fragrance
This plant produces small pinkish-purple flowers on long stalks that can be up to 20 inches tall! Kalanchoes are known for their unique flower shape including the fact they only open one day per year! They are also highly fragrant.
Kalanchoe beharensis is a very slow-growing plant. While it may be small when you first purchase the plant, Kalanchoe Beharensis will eventually grow to about three inches per year.
Kalanchoe beharensis is toxic to pets and humans. If you have small children, keep this plant out of reach; if your pet ingests any part of the kalanchoe beharensis, it may develop an upset stomach or become seriously ill.
If you are pregnant, nursing a baby, or trying to conceive, do not use kalanchoe beharensis as a supplement or medication.
The plant is toxic to dogs and cats if ingested, so keep it out of reach of your pets! The same goes for young children, keep this plant out of their reach.
Pests and diseases
While the plant is not very difficult to grow, there are certain pests and diseases it can be susceptible to. If you notice any of these problems below, take action immediately! This will ensure your kalanchoe beharensis remains healthy and vibrant for years to come.
Probably the most common problem, spider mites, are small insects that hide on the underside of leaves and suck out their juices. If you notice tiny white dots with brownish-red trails it means your kalanchoe is infected by these pests! The best way to remove them is using a strong jet of water to remove all the standing water and spray infested plants with insecticide.
Symptoms include swollen leaves that stay wet for too long a period of time, as well as stunted growth or yellowing of older parts of the plant. This can be caused by fungus gnats breeding in stagnant water where your kalanchoe is potted. The best way to get rid of them is using neem oil or a biological pesticide, and making sure your plant pot has proper drainage holes!
When the roots begin rotting from excess moisture in the soil, it can be fatal for kalanchoe beharensis plants. If you suspect this might be happening to your plant, don’t wait and see if it gets worse – take action immediately! This can be prevented by using soil with good drainage or simply getting rid of the excess water from the tray.
Aphids are tiny insects that feed on sap from plants. In small numbers, they do not cause any damage to your kalanchoe beharensis, but if the colony grows large enough, they can cause wilting and yellowing of leaves. Use insecticides to get rid of aphids as soon as you notice them!
If you follow the tips and tricks mentioned in this article for kalanchoe beharensis plant care, your plant should remain healthy and resistant to many pests and diseases.