Kalanchoe Pumila, also known as Flower Dust Plant, is a perennial succulent native to Madagascar. Epicuticular wax covers white-silver to pink foliage, creating a frosted appearance. This variety has a short shrubby habit of 9-12" tall and spreads 24-36" wide. Pink flowers bloom on tall stems from late winter to early spring. This summer-dormant species excels as a houseplant or in zone 9-11 as an ornamental addition to a xeriscape or outdoor container. In cold climates, bring containers indoors over the winter. Kalanchoe Pumila needs little maintenance or water to flourish in full or partial sun or bright indirect light. This plant is a low-maintenance, unique addition to any collection.
Kalanchoe Pumila Selling Tips
Sell Kalanchoe Pumila to customers looking for a low-maintenance succulent as a gift, for a rock garden, or to add to a houseplant collection. Flower Dust Plant offers frosted white, silver, and pink foliage and pink flowers atop tall stems from late winter to early spring. Showy succulent foliage has a dwarf shrubby habit of 9-12" tall and 36" wide. This superb summer-dormant species excels outdoors in zone 9-11 or as a houseplant in full to partial sun or bright indirect light with little water. Create attractive texture and color contrast by pairing Pumila with Chocolate Soldier.
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1. Plant in well-draining peat, sand, and perlite mixture in full or partial sun. Direct afternoon sunlight can burn the leaves of this plant.
2. Water thoroughly and allow the soil to dry completely before watering again.
3. Bring outdoor containers indoors for the winter in cold climates.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Kalanchoe Pumila, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container, three plugs per 1-gallon container, or 4-5 plugs per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained mix of peat, sand, and perlite with a pH of 5.6-6.2, EC (2:1) of .50-.75, low feed (100-150 ppm N), daytime temperatures of 68-85, and nighttime temperatures of 60-75. Pinching may promote branching but will delay finishing time. Supply 5,000-7,500 foot candles of light. Water thoroughly and then allow the soil to dry completely before watering again. With no overwatering, any disease is rare among this plant. You may see aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
Pink flowers bloom atop tall stems in late winter to early spring.
Pinching can promote branching but delays finish time.
Space containers for adequate airflow around the base of each plant and to allow sunlight to penetrate to the soil level.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
This plant isn't prone to disease. Do not overwater. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Planting Kalanchoe Pumila Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container, three per 6-inch or 8-inch container, or 4-5 liners per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained mix of peat, sand, and perlite and completely bury the ellepot in the center or equally spaced in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Kalanchoe Pumila Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||10-12 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Spring, Winter|
|Light||Bright Indirect/Filtered, Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 9-11|