Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Kalanchoe

Specie: K. blossfeldiana


English Name:


Common Name:

Christmas Kalanchoe

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Crassulaceae

Name in English: Orpine Family

The Plant

Origin: Madagascar

Growth Habit: glabrous, branching herb

Flower: clusters- small

Blooming Period: December, growers force-year round

Leaf: dark green. lobed edges.


houseplant, blooming 6-8 weeks

Care and Handling

Soil: standard potting

Amount of water: moist -well drained soil, moderate watering

Nutrition: Feed monthly with balanced food

Special handling: full sun to high interior light, prefers cooler nights. Does well in average indoor humidity

Special feature/remarks:

Is photo peridic , setting of new flower buds is dependant on min. 12 hours of darkness. Air purifier, removing formaldehyde, and xylene.