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Taking Care of Kalanchoe rhombopilosa


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Have you ever grown a jewel in a flowerpot? How about Kalanchoe rhombopilosa? This succulent looks like a precious stone or a silver butterfly. So, this unique plant is as unpretentious as beautiful. Today I would like to tell you about Kalanchoe rhombopilosa care.

This succulent has unusual leaves with undulate margins. It isn’t a big houseplant. Therefore it doesn’t occupy much area at a windowsill. From my point of view, it’s a positive side. I have been cultivating the succulent for 2 years. How to grow Kalanchoe rhombopilosa?

First of all, this green person needs bright light. It is a child of the sun. The phyto-alien likes direct sunlight. You should locate this succulent at the lightest place in your flat. Let it have a piece of sun-pie. The leaves of this houseplant will be bright and gorgeous. Unfortunately if you cultivate K. rhombopilosa in the shade, the plant may wither.

This kalanchoe isn’t afraid of the heat. My succulent bears high temperature in Summer. Also this plant isn’t afraid of dry air. It can be located near a radiator in winter.

Kalanchoe rhombopilosa likes bright light
You will like this succulent, because it doesn’t need frequent watering. This phyto-occupant of the house hate over-wetting. Sometimes you can spray the plant. But do it only in hot days.

How often should we water this houseplant? It depends on the air temperature. The soil must be dry before watering. So, usually I wet K. rhombopilosa once a week. In this case I use softened water.

If you tear off a kalanchoe’s leaf by accident, don’t worry about it. The houseplant will not die. Also you can grow a new silver butterfly. K. rhombopilosa propagate from the leaves.

I fertilize this plant once a month in Spring & Summer. I use special fertilizer for succulents. But I think the best food for this green person is… bright light. Of course, it’s my honest opinion.

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In Summer you can locate your green friend outdoor. The plant will enjoy your flower garden or your veranda. But the succulent needs rain protection.

Generally, Kalanchoe rhombopilosa care isn’t a big deal. This plant is my teacher. It teaches me to be thankful for small mercies.

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