The Pink Mother Of Thousands Kalanchoe ‘Pink Butterflies’

kalanchoe pink butterfly

It is not surprising to rediscover a variety of beautiful plants around us. Beautiful and unique plants can come in different sizes, origins, stories, and care requirements. This variety helps many new plant parents hunt for their new plant baby. Looking for a new plant might get a little overwhelming, but the good thing is a lot of people are now becoming more open to getting to know different plants. Among the most common and undeniably beautiful plants are succulents. This article will discuss a specific type of succulent called Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies.

Origin

Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies is a hybrid that comes from another hybrid of Kalanchoe x Houghtonii, which is a hybrid of Kalanchoe Daigremontiana and Kalanchoe Delagoensis. It is native to Africa, Madagascar, and some areas in Asia. These plants are among the 6 ‘mother of thousands’ varieties mentioned on Succulent City.

Features

This type of plant is known for its beautiful pink color. Due to its color, it doesn’t have chlorophyll that allows the plant to do photosynthesis. The plant’s color is vibrant and blushing pink. Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies is a fast-growing plant. It grows up to 40 to 50 cm tall and can be planted on a pot throughout its life. The stems are tall and slender, while the leaves are tiny. Due to the appearance of the leaves, it is often referred to as a kaleidoscope of butterflies. The plant blooms every mid-fall, and tiny pink flowers are produced. It is not the most accessible type of plant to grow as it is fragile. It is a typical plant found in succulent gardens, landscapes, and container gardens. 

Is Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies Toxic?

All plants under the Kalanchoe genus can be toxic to humans and animals. Ensure that your pets and kids are not left unattended with this type of plant.

Ideal Sunlight

Like other variegated succulents, Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies needs a little extra light. If you live in a frost-free location, it is better to place this plant outdoors with partial shade. If placed indoors, it is advisable to put it on a sunny window sill. This plant can also thrive under grow lights.

Temperature and Humidity

This type of plant does not survive frigid temperatures. The minimum temperature it can survive is – 2 degrees Celsius. It is ideal to bring it indoors to avoid storm hail. Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies prefers warm to hot temperature at around – 6.7 degrees Celsius.

Ideal Soil For Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies

Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies prefers light, well-draining soil with lots of mineral grit. You may purchase a gritty cactus or succulent soil mixture at your local garden centers.

Proper Watering

Like other succulents, it is advisable to water this plant sparingly. You need to water this plant deep but infrequent. Using the soak and drain method to achieve the proper watering technique is advisable. Also, make sure that you only water when the soil is dry. Like most succulents, it is more acceptable if you are underwatering your plant. A lot of plants find it harder to survive overwatering than underwatering.

Potting Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies

You will have to choose a container with enough drainage holes. Having the correct container will help you proceed with the correct soak and drain watering method. With enough drainage holes at the bottom of your pot, the water will continuously flow faster out of your container. This will prevent root rot for your Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies.

Repotting

Repotting your Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies is only required when they start to grow bigger than its original pot. Your plant needs to have enough space to grow fully. When repotting, carefully remove your plant from its original pot. Make sure you do this gently to avoid any damage, especially to your plant’s roots. When re-pot, you may transfer it to a bigger pot so your plant can grow on it for a while. Too much repotting is also not recommended.

Pruning

With its stunning appearance, it is advisable to prune Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies from time to time to maintain its neat and attractive look. You could use clean garden shears for pruning. You may disinfect it with alcohol to avoid contaminations.

Feeding Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies

You may feed this plant bi-weekly during its growing season. Use a liquid fertilizer, or use slow-release pellets. Feeding might not be required, but it will help your plant to get enough nutrients.

Pests and Diseases

Aside from aphids and mealybugs, there are no other pests that may damage this plant. You gently remove these pests or use a bar of insecticidal soap to keep them away from your plant.

Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies Propagation

There are two ways to propagate this plant. Below is the step-by-step guide for your easy reference.

Propagation through offset or natural way

  • When butterflies or naturally when any part of your plant falls off, it has the potential to grow roots
  • Ensure that the plant has its own space to grow
  • Check if it is getting enough sunlight, proper soil, and regular moisture
  • When the plantlet is about 10 inches tall, gently transfer it into a separate pot

Propagation through stem cuttings

  • Using sharp and clean scissors, cut off the top 2 inches section of a stem
  • Let the cutting dry off for at least 2 to 3 days
  • Plant the stem in a new pot
  • Water deeply until the stem develops roots
  • In 2 to 3 weeks, it is expected for your plant to have roots already

Final Words

By the end of this article, we hope you are now more ready to take good care of your plant. Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies is undeniably beautiful. It is commonly grown because of its appearance and treasured addition to your gardens. It might take a little extra effort to grow this plant as it is very fragile. But this plant will thrive with true gentleness, sunlight, watering, soil, and feeding. After reading this article, we hope you may consider this type of plant as your next plant baby.

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Succulent City

Hey everyone! Welcome to Succulent City! We are all about succulents, cacti, and a bit about air plants. Ten years back, in 2013, we began the journey with succulents. It started as a simple hobby, crafting and selling charming succulent-themed pins and decorations. But as time passed, our fascination with these remarkable plants grew, and we gained extensive knowledge about them. Therefore, Succulent City is the blog as you see it is now. Enjoy your visit and happly planting!

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