How To Grow and Care for Kalanchoe luciae ‘Flapjack’

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Kimberly Crawford

Kalanchoe luciae is an excellent flowering plant type that belongs to the family of Crassulaceae. It traces its origin to the Native regions of Botswana, Lesotho, and Botswana.

It is an African plant that now ranks best among the houseplants. The succulent plant is quite eye-catchy, and therefore many people grow it as décor. The award-winning plant will do well under certain conditions that the article shall discuss below.

Planting Kalanchoe Luciae

All you need to know when planting the houseplant is the right time you can grow it and the suitable conditions that will favor its growth.

Notably, we are aware that all the succulent plants do not mind the high temperature, but there is a worrying trend when people start planting it in any soil! Well-draining soils are the best for it to thrive well.

When to plant Kalanchoe luciae

when to plant kalanchoe luciae

The plants are excellent indoor plants that thrive well during the summer. The plants only need warm temperatures, hence making summer and spring to be the best season. You can also plant them during winter if you are sure that the winters are not harsh enough to hurt them.

Where to plant Kalanchoe Luciae

You can grow the house plant as an indoor or an outdoor plant. If you opt to grow it indoors, ensure that you place it next to a window that receives sufficient bright sunshine.

For outdoor growing, make sure that it does not suffer heavy shade because it will interfere with the growth. Make sure that you are using well-draining soils because the plant does not do well when the soil has a high retention power.

How to plant Kalanchoe luciae plant

The tips for growing the kalanchoe plant are simple. Grow the plant in a bright light spot. You can use the stem or leave cuttings, but locate the position wisely. You will then water them once in a while when the soil dries out.

Care for Paddle plant

care for kalanchoe luciae

The care provisions that will follow after planting Kalanchoe luciae. Succulents are often easy to care for since their requirements are easy to achieve. Consider the following care tips for your Kalanchoe luciae.

Soil and fertilizer

Succulent plants are adapted to sandy soils for they do not need a lot of water for their survival. Always use well-draining soil in a pot or locate a suitable place in the garden with sandy soils.

The best soil types that you can use are the cacti soils or the gritty soils. The water-holding power should be low because the plant can suffer root rot instances of excess water. You may add fertilizer, but it is not essential.

Sunlight and water

The soak and dry watering methods are suitable for growing Kalanchoe Luciae. The plant can survive dry seasons, but you can consider watering to ensure that it thrives well and bears fleshy and attractive leaves.

Overwatering is discouraged because it will harm the plant. You will also need to grow it in suitable bright sunny spots. Your plant will need to get at least 6 hours of sunlight.

Temperature and humidity

Temperatures from 60 degrees to 85 degrees Fahrenheit are the best for the plant during the growing season. Though the plant can withstand high temperatures, it may not be suitable when it is still young.

It will be best to transfer the plant indoors during high-temperature seasons to be on the safest side. Low to moderate humid seasons are the best for the Kalanchoe plant. Frosty conditions will affect your plant, and you will need to take it indoors when it gets too high.

Repotting Kalanchoe luciae

Before you repot your Kalanchoe plants, you need to have other pots or a nice bed, where you will transplant them. Dig out the root ball dust off all the soil from the original pot and remove any decaying roots.

You will then gently take it to a new bed or pet and refill it with well-draining soil. If you are transplanting in a flower bed, then make sure that the holes are 8 inches apart.

Pruning and propagation

 The succulent plant needs a slight pruning using a piece of pruning equipment. The best season to prune it is during the late spring. You will use the rich offsets that sprout from the stem of the plant for propagation.

Allow the offsets to callous then replant them in moist soil. It may take three to four weeks before it begins growing roots.

Pest and diseases

The Kalanchoe Luciae plant will thrive well under proper maintenance and watering. There are no significant pests and diseases that hurt this plant. You only need to take care of practices such as watering because overwatering will trigger root rot.

Some pests which are hard to notice may also start infesting such as mites, plant scales, and mealybugs. Applying an insecticide will yield the best results for you.


There is nothing that can deny you a chance to grow this beautiful house plant. It’s beautiful leaves and sweet-smelling flowers are enough reasons for you to cultivate it. The plant is always new because it will wither and allow a new plant to take over. Care tips are achievable.