Why does not the Kalanchoe blossom?

A tropical plant has been bred for a long time by Russian florists. He is loved for beautiful bright flowers, thick fleshy leaves and, of course, for special healing properties. This is a Kalanchoe - a domestic plant of the succulent genus.

Most often on our window sills the Kalanchoe of Blossfeld is a plant with large oval leaves, 30-40 centimeters high. Flowers appear in the form of an inflorescence-scutellum, which adorns the high flower-stem. The plant blooms on average 6 months, periodically losing wilted buds and releasing new ones. Kalanchoe leaves are very useful: the juice from them is used to treat decubitus, trophic ulcers, boils, eczema, nipple cracks. The Kalanchoe juice is effective in the common cold and flu.

All flower shops sell blossoming Kalanchoe of all possible colors, however from the moment of purchase there passes year and the plant stops flowering.

It is very offensive when after many efforts it is not possible to achieve the desired result and once again to ma

ke this plant blossom. However, you can create favorable conditions that will help the Kalanchoe bloom several times.

When the blossoming pet appears in the house, do not water it too often. It is enough to have one watering in 7 days, when the soil dries. Transplant the plant every year: in spring or autumn in a well drained soil. Do not overfeed the flower, because excess fertilizers hamper the development of peduncles. When the plant has collected buds, the Kalanchoe should be left alone and not move the pot.

For full flowering, the plants are kept in the dark for 12 hours, artificially creating a shortened light period. To do this, the flower is put in a closet for the night and only in the morning is put back in the sun. You can cover the bush for the night with a black cap to move the pot with the flower less.

Kalanchoe loves fresh air. Leave the pot with the flower on the open window and then it will not hurt, and the flowering will accelerate, because the air temperature changes heal, harden the bush. When the plant is blooming, tell him thank you for the joy of flowering and trim the flower stalks. The resulting cuttings can be planted again: when new shoots appear, they are plucked at the level of the fourth leaf. When flowering is expected, the plant is put in a dark place for several months and only occasionally watered. By the time the inflorescence begins, the Kalanchoe is returned to a bright place and irrigation is added.

Kalanchoe needs rejuvenation, so cuttings periodically need to pinch and multiply the plant with apical shoots, which are lowered into the water for the appearance of roots. Then the plant is planted in the soil, and it will certainly please you with a festive floral dress.