How is pouring?
The water requirement of this Kalanchoe is very low, because it is able to store liquid in the thick leaves and to feed on it for a long time. You always have to water when the upper centimeters of the substrate feel dry after the thumb test. Tilt away excess water in the saucer, because the succulent is very sensitive to waterlogging.
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How is fertilization done?
The desert cabbage is also very undemanding in this respect. It is sufficient to fertilize with a commercially available liquid fertilizer every four weeks during the growing season.
When do you repot?
Since this Kalanchoe grows relatively slowly, it usually only needs a larger planter every three years. You should repot at the latest when roots grow out of the water drainage holes. The ideal time for this measure is spring.
When and is it cut?
It is very seldom necessary to cut:
- Cut off the faded flower stalk, which unfortunately does not develop too often in indoor cultivation, deep above the ground.
- Corrupted, thin and long-growing shoots are also cut out in spring.
How do you overwinter?
You can overwinter this succulent plant either cool, at temperatures between 10 and fifteen degrees or indoors at around 20 degrees. Keep the Kalanchoe thyrsiflora drier in winter than in summer, watering is only done in sips.
Are there vermin or disease?
The desert cabbage is very rarely attacked by pests or diseases.
- Occasionally, root rot occurs due to excessive watering. In this case, put the succulent plant in fresh cactus soil and water significantly less in the future.
- Mealybugs or mealy bugs usually spurn the fleshy leaves. Commercially available insecticides or biological contact agents help well here.
- Powdery mildew, which occasionally causes problems for other Kalanchoe species, is rarely seen in the desert cabbage.
If the cabbage is too dark, the leaves simply stay green. Therefore always place the plant in full sun.