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I've a couple of Kalanchoe, is it ok to keep them on a kitchen window,
though it can be quite cold at night.. or should they be kept in the
living room where its warmer, but there's less light.

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t8769 wrote in news:1192634191.029653.126280
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Hello

I've a couple of Kalanchoe, is it ok to keep them on a kitchen window,
though it can be quite cold at night.. or should they be kept in the
living room where its warmer, but there's less light.

thanks



How cold? Those big, fleshy, water-laden leaves can't take very cold
temps. I think the lowest temp recommended for them is 55F although it
didn't give an exact temp he

http://www.garden-services.com/kalancho.html

"Kalanchoes are succulent, and as such, can tolerate warm, dry conditions
commonly found indoors during the winter. Flower colors range from red to
orange to yellow. Plants prefer a bright, sunny location. Cool evening
conditions during bloom will make flowers last longer. When done
blooming, cut the plants back by one-fourth to one-half and re-pot in a
slightly larger pot. Soil should be extremely well-drained; the addition
of sand, vermiculite or perlite in equal parts to a packaged houseplant
soil mix is recommended.

Plants can be placed outdoors in partial shade. Allow the soil to dry
before watering. Fertilize every two to three weeks. Pinch plants to keep
compact.

Like chrysanthemums and poinsettias, kalanchoes are short-day plants and
bloom when nights are long. Avoid placing plants under artificial lights
during the evening.

Plants seldom do well after their second blooming. Rooted cuttings can be
taken to encourage new plant production."
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