Flower Dust Plant is a kind of dwarf succulent shrub. The entire succulent is densely covered with rounded leaves that are 1.5 inches long each. These are covered with white waxy hair. As a result, this gives off a frosted look on the plant. During the later parts of winter to early spring time, the clusters of long violet and pink flowers appear. These flowers are accentuated with yellow antlers.
Plant Type: Succulent
Propagation: Kalanchoes are not really a difficult plant type to grow. The flowering varieties are also very rewarding because of the long lasting and colorful flowers. It is not necessary, but some people tend to discard the entire plant once the blooming season is over. Another way to go about this is to cut off its flowering head and let the plant rest for a bit with reduced watering.
Growth Habit: Shrubbing
Light: Partial to full sunlight.
Water: Moderate watering during the summer season is highly recommended. For the winter season, reduce the watering schedule. Let the soil dry out first before you water it again. Let the plant dry out for the entirety of the winter season.
Zone: 9 to 11
Temperature: Kalanchoes prefer sunny climates and thrive well especially during the summer growing season.
Fertilizer: Fertilize this succulent using an organic liquid variety during the growth season. Do this during the start of spring time until the summer season. This will help boost the defense system of the plant.
Tips: As the winter season approaches, consider placing the plant on a south-facing window. This will help discourage the frost and the moisture from getting to the plant. always check the leaves for signs of water distress.