by Ishu
(Mumbai, India)


I have bought a new kalanchoe blossfeldiana plant. But i might have to go for an important trip for over a month. Will my plant survive or should i keep it with someone for watering? I live in mumbai, India where humidity is quite high and temperature remains moderate.

Comments for Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana watering

Aug 23, 2020

Tiny pot!
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

If the plant is going to stay in that tiny pot, you may want to hire a babysitter – one who knows how to water plants and not kill them.

This type of pot often is just meant to be for short term display, because not only are they too small, they also often have no drain hole.

I would probably transplant this beauty, carefully, into a bigger pot, with the proper soil, and then water it once. The important part of transplanting a flowering succulent is that you don’t want to disturb the roots too much.

After that, it most likely will be fine for a long time without any water. It will need bright light though.

These plants like to be well watered, but then left to dry out, so even a month away won’t be a problem if it’s got good moisture at the start.