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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, the succulent star of our interiors

2023-12-02T13:58:29.669Z

Highlights: The thyrsus-flowered kalanchoe has a wingspan of about 60 cm. Its downy leaves, which grow in pairs, are a soft green colour that verges towards red at the tips. It is to its flowers that the Kalanchoe owes its name. Find out how to care for your thyrsUS flowering kalangoe to keep it glowing. The best time to repot it is between November and January when it is at rest. It can be prone to aphids and mealybugs, especially in a dry, overheated atmosphere.


With its large rosette shape, Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is a particularly graphic succulent plant. Easy to maintain, it does


Plant ID card

Botanical NameKalanchoe thyrsiflora.
Common NameKalanchoe with thyrsus flowers.
OriginSouth Africa.
SizeThe thyrsus-flowered kalanchoe has a wingspan of about 60 cm.
FoliageThe foliage of Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is very characteristic. Its downy leaves, which grow in pairs, are a soft green colour that verges towards red at the tips. They are oval or lanceolate in shape with a well-rounded tip and measure about 15 cm.
FloweringIt is to its flowers that the thyrsus-flowered kalanchoe owes its name. When spring arrives, it is adorned with small yellow flowers that measure about 2 cm. They grow in clusters, like a thyrsus, a type of inflorescence forming a cluster of cymes.
ExhibitionTo grow well, the thyrsus-flowered kalanchoe needs a lot of light. It is when it has a good light that its leaves are adorned with a red hue at their tips. It therefore loves sunny exposures but does not necessarily have to be placed in direct sun.
GroundKalanchoe thyrsiflora grows in soil that is sandy, humus-rich and well-drained.
Rusticity+4°C.


With its impressive foliage and delicate flowers, the Kalanchoe thyrsiflora can be found in many interiors. Relatively easy to maintain, it requires special attention in terms of watering and exposure. Find out how to care for your thyrsus flowering kalanchoe to keep it glowing.

Where to put a thyrsus flowered kalanchoe?

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora does not tolerate temperatures below 10°C well. Copyright (c) 2023 Jacques Hugo/Shutterstock. No use without permission.

Exhibition. Fond of light, Kalanchoe thyrsiflora must be placed in a bright place to flourish. It is thanks to this contribution of light that its leaves take on their characteristic red hues.

Location. Since Kalanchoe thyrsiflora does not tolerate temperatures below 10° well, it is best to shelter it in a conservatory or at home when temperatures start to drop. Indeed, in our latitudes, it cannot spend the winter outside. This makes it easier to plant it in a pot so that it can be moved around easily.

How do you care for a Kalanchoe thyrsiflora?

It is advisable to repot thyrsus flowering kalanchoe every year or two. Copyright (c) 2022 Parijatplant/Shutterstock. No use without permission.

When should you water a kalanchoe? Kalanchoe thyrsiflora should be watered when the soil begins to dry out without being completely dried out. Thus, watering once a week in the summer and then twice a month in the winter is normally sufficient.

Repotting. In order to allow it to grow as it pleases, it is advisable to repot thyrsus flowering kalanchoe every year or two. The ideal time to do this is between November and January, when the plant is at rest.

Waist. There is no need to prune Kalanchoe thyrsiflora. Regularly removing faded flowers is sufficient.

Diseases. Like many succulents, thyrsus-flowered kalanchoe can be prone to aphids and mealybugs, especially in a dry, overheated atmosphere. It should be observed regularly to notice an invasion in its early stages to prevent these parasites from damaging Kalanchoe thyrsiflora.

How do you know if a kalanchoe thyrsiflora needs water?

If watering is not regular and sufficient, the leaves of the kalanchoe thyrsiflora may rot at their base. Copyright (c) 2023 Kabar/Shutterstock. No use without permission.

If Kalanchoe thyrsiflora does not tolerate well excess water that can make its leaves brittle, the same is true for lack of water. Indeed, if the watering is not regular and sufficient, its leaves can rot at their base. Soft leaves or parched soil are signs that Kalanchoe thyrsiflora should be watered as soon as possible.

Source: leparis

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