Propagation of Kalanchoe at home is possible in several ways: vegetatively or as viviparous plant species. Kalanchoe drops leaves with brood buds to the surface of the soil, and from them after a while, new plants appear or “babies” appear on the edges of its leaves and, gaining strength, fall off and take root in the ground. Hence its second name – biofilm, which means “sprouting leaf” in Greek. But Kalanchoe seeds are very rare, so waiting for them is a waste of time.
Contrary to popular belief, growing Kalanchoe is not at all difficult. It is enough to take a small baby, which grows next to the mother’s stem. Children little resemble an adult plant, not only for their tiny size. Unlike its parent, young growth has round or oval leaflets. Most often, on a thin stalk, one or two round leaves. On young leaves, there are no drop-shaped processes, as on an adult plant.
Children appear in a fairly young plant. That is, if your flower has grown to about 10-15 centimeters and has acquired a fairly dense stem and thick leaves, in other words, it has come into force, you can expect offspring – small sprouts.
Young shoots take root quickly and easily since under the tiny stalk there are already very thin root strings. When a young sprout reaches 1-1.5 centimeters, it can be carefully removed from the ground and planted in a separate pot.
The adaptation period in a young plant is very easy. After a week or two, you will notice that the small Kalanchoe has grown.
The first time, that is, the first two to three weeks, the newly rooted plant needs to be watered a little more often than an adult – 3 times a week in small portions. An adult plant is watered once or twice a week. Remember that Kalanchoe accumulates moisture in its stems and should not be watered too much.
You can multiply Kalanchoe in another way. To get a sprout, just cut the sheet, turn it upside down and stick it into the ground. The soil should be a sand mixture or a useful substrate, the layer thickness of which varies between 15–20 cm (depending on the depth of the container).
It is preferable for the propagation of Kalanchoe by a leaf to prepare a planting mixture from garden soil diluted with hummus and sand (1: 1: 1). Soil temperature should be around 20–25 ° C. The planting distance between plants should be 10 cm. It is better to provide mature plants with their own “housing”.