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Red-Tipped Kalanchoe Succulent Care Guide | Gardenista + west elm

Red-Tipped Kalanchoe

Light Requirements: Full sun – the more the better.
Water Requirements: Let the soil dry completely before watering. Once or twice a month is often enough, and then only sparingly.

Also known as the “paddle plant,” red-tipped kalanchoe is one of the prettiest succulents around. To my eye, it looks like it put on lipstick, and a pretty shade at that. As a succulent, kalanchoe eschews water. Put it in a sunny spot, ignore it for a few weeks, and it will thrive. Don’t repot it unless you see the roots coming out of the drainage hole on the bottom of the pot.

Red-Tipped Kalanchoe Succulent Care Guide | Gardenista + west elm

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Jean and Artie Zbinden

March 5, 2014

I know the plant that you refer to as “red-tipped kalanchoe” as “flapjack kalanchoe.” The brighter the sun it receives, the redder the leaves get.

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