Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Calandiva Red, a cultivar of the Kalanchoe succulent family, is a popular "gift plant" because it has beautiful leathery, dark-green leaves and stunning clusters of flowers that last a long time.
Calandiva Red is a relatively slow grower and can reach approximately 12-18” tall. This is an evergreen perennial plant, producing flowers every year in the winter/spring.
Its dense clusters of double red trumpet-shaped flowers rise above the foliage, featuring rose-like red petals.
We try our best to send the plants with flowers, but if the plants have stopped blooming, we will send them without flowers until the blooming period is back (usually about every 6 weeks).
Deadheading and Reblooming – Pinch off blooms as they fade to encourage a more blooms. On average, Kalanchoe and Calandiva bloom for several weeks, if not months. Once they have finished blooming, they will require a rest period (approximately 6 weeks) before they will bloom again. To encourage reblooming, you’ll want to reduce the amount of light they receive until buds form.
Full sun to partial shade, or bright, indirect sunlight. However, avoid direct sunlight to prevent sunburn.
Water sparingly every 7-10 days as this plant is drought-tolerant. Only water when the soil is dry to the touch.
Well-Drained, Porous potting soil.
This plant thrives in temperatures of 60°F-75°F. It is vital to ensure the room temperature does not fall below 50°F.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
Calandiva is mildly toxic, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.
2 INCH/ 4 INCH/ 6 INCH ARE THE SIZES OF THE POTS, NOT THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS.
* Minimalist Pot Options: White/ Oatmeal/ Gray colors are randomly picked
* We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.
Our packaging materials are: - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes. - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy
*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.