Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Kalanchoe humilis
Kalanchoe humilis is a beautiful, variegated succulent that is excellent for beginners. It grows well in rock gardens, as well as container gardens. Its flowers attract hummingbirds to your outdoor garden.
Kalanchoe humilis has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
Kalanchoe humilis is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 10° F (-12.2° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).
How to Propagate Kalanchoe humilis
Kalanchoe humilis is an easy succulent to propagate from stem cuttings, leaves, and seeds.
To propagate Kalanchoe humilis from cuttings, use a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors and cut a piece of the plant just above a leaf on the stem. Allow it to dry for a couple of days, and place in well-draining soil.
To propagate this succulent from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.
Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.
To propagate Kalanchoe humilis from seed, sow your seeds in a well-draining soil. You can grow Aloe seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.