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#126014 Sep 8th, 2007 at 05:04 AM
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Does anyone have any advice or if you know what exactly to do to prepare my Kalanchoe to bloom this Winter?


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wavy I have mine outside in spring and summer thru early fall( in all shade all day( Too hot here in TX) and bring it in when it gets colder and put in a south facing window,, and it blooms all winter,, But when I lived in KS it stayed inside all year in a south bay window and it always had blooms on it , I don't know if that was a stoke of luck or not why but that's what it did grin However when I moved to TX it didn't do that Now I get blooms mid spring and all winter,, Here is a site that may help you because you live in a colder climate that me,, I don't know if it really makes a difference,, but I understand they need a hiberation ) darkened)period to make them bloom in winter I hope this helps!

http://sd1new.net/GardenPages/kalanchoe.htm

opps I found another one that give actual time of hours per day details to produce flowering thumbup

http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Plant.asp?code=B561


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angelblossom #126465 Sep 9th, 2007 at 04:54 AM
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Thank you! That was very helpful!


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You're very welcome ~~ and Happy blooms this winter thumbup grin flwr


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angelblossom #127684 Sep 11th, 2007 at 07:08 AM
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I'm TX same as Diane,(just further south)mine grows on north side of house all summer but does get about 4 hours direct sun.Its just finished up blooming& will start in again sometime between thanksgiving and Christmas.It goes all summer but slows down in July.It gets fertilized regularly.And its huge.I don't water it as much in winter maybe a qt a month.I cold Gh it.It will get more lighting this winter in new GH.If you grow in window on very cold nights stick cardboard in window to help block cold air.it can burn the leaves turning them brown on tips.


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