Kalanchoe uniflora, a native of Madagascar, makes a beautiful hanging basket plant. Unlike other Kalanchoes, it has a prostrate habit with small (½ to 1 inch) dark green leaves.
Blooming Time: It has hundreds of reddish-orange flowers in the winter months. Very showy!
Culture: Kalanchoe uniflora need full sun to partial shade with intermediate to warm temperatures. We use a soil mix consisting of 1 part peat moss to 1 part loam to 1 part sand or perlite. Let the plant dry thoroughly between waterings. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the strength recommended on the label. Trimming and grooming should be done in spring after flowering.
Propagation: Kalanchoe uniflora is propagated by cuttings in spring.
Kalanchoe uniflora was featured as Plant of the Week January 26-Febuary 1, 2001.
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