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.
Plants may be shipped bare root.
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.
USDA Zone 10-11
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)