Chandelier plant profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 24 2021

Chandelier plant profile

Chandelier plant, scientific name Kalanchoe delagoensis, is a succulent plant of the family Chrysomelaceae and the genus Chrysomelaceae. Chandelier plant is also called a succulent plant. Chandelier plant is fond of warm and cool climate environments, and can not tolerate high temperatures and hot sun. It has gorgeous leaves, flower-like shapes, beautiful plant shapes and peculiar roots, which are of high artistic appreciation value. Chandelier plant is originally from a dry, sunny tropical region of Madagascar. Chandelier plant likes a warm, dry and sunny environment. Chandelier plant is resistant to drought and afraid of moisture. It is not less than 10 degrees in winter.

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Chandelier plant

Morphological characteristics of chandelier plant

Chandelier plant (Kalanchoe delagoensis) is a succulent perennial herbaceous plant, plant 20 ~ 30 cm tall, branched from dense, leaf interaction, opposite, fleshy leaves compressed, ovate to oblong, 2.5 ~ 4 cm long, 2 ~ 3 cm wide, margin toothed, blue, green or gray-green, with irregular patches of white, pink, yellow, extremely rich change. The leaves of chandelier plant grow more colorful, colorful, is a meaty plant foliage in the market, and is very beautiful. Inflorescences of chandelier plants are loosely cymes small red or orange-red.

Chandelier plant growing environment

Chandelier plants (Kalanchoe delagoensis) can only withstand the very short-term low temperature of 0℃ or so, and can not withstand cold and frost. Chandelier plants like warm and cool climate environments, not high temperature scorching sun. The temperature in winter is not lower than 5℃. When the temperature is above 13℃, Chandelier plant can flower normally for viewing. Chandelier plants (Kalanchoe delagoensis) bloom normally in winter when the temperature is 10-12 ° C. Chandelier plant is suitable for growing in fertile, loose and well drained sandy loam soil. They are fond of astigmatism and should be placed under sparse sunshine in summer. Chandelier plants (Kalanchoe delagoensis) grow vigorously in autumn and extract inflorescences in winter. Summer high temperature rainy season, we should control the use of water, avoid it because the soil is too wet root rot. Winter should stop fertilization, control watering, and pay attention to protect the flower stem.

In South China, Chandelier plant (Kalanchoe delagoensis) is generally safe to winterize outdoors. In North China, it is only appropriate to plant plants in pots and move them into greenhouses in winter.

Chandelier plant growing methods

1. Temperature and light

Although Chandelier plant (Kalanchoe delagoensis) is a tropical plant, it has a natural preference for cool climates. High temperatures and cold temperatures cause the Chandelier plant to temporarily stop growing. The temperature in winter should not be less than 5 degrees Celsius, and the average temperature should be maintained between 10-12 degrees Celsius, in order to ensure the safety of winter and normal flowering.

Chandelier plants are short-day plants. In summer, the light is strong, so it should be placed in sparse sunlight, and not too much exposure to sunlight in winter.

2. Watering and fertilizing

Chandelier plants (Kalanchoe delagoensis) are drought-tolerant plants that can endure a period of drought.

Chandelier plants need more water during the growing season, usually once a week. Reduce the amount of water in summer, especially in the rainy season. When Chandelier plant is being planted, you need to apply sufficient amounts of base fertilizer to it, growing period fertilizes every month 1 time, apply less nitrogen fertilizer, apply phosphate potash fertilizer more.

3. Maintenance

Winter is the Chandelier plant (Kalanchoe delagoensis) flowering period, before the flowering period to control the light time, the light can not exceed 12 hours. Summer to shade, but to ensure adequate sunshine, otherwise it will cause futility. Be careful not to apply too much nitrogen when fertilizing. Pay attention to pests and diseases.

Chandelier plant

Chandelier Plant method of propagation

We mainly use cutting propagation of Chandelier plants (Kalanchoe delagoensis), in summer the best. Choose a thick, full top stem, cut

Take 10-12 cm long, after the incision is slightly dry, insert it into the sand bed, take root in about 7-10 days, and transplant Chandelier plant into the pot when the root is 2-3 cm long. You can also insert the leaves, cut the single leaves, cut the mouth and dry them, and insert them into the sand bowl diagonally, and the new roots will grow about 10 days after insertion. After 30 days, a small Chandelier plant will grow from the leaf base. (Most of the seedlings from the leaves do not survive without chlorophyll.)

The main value of chandelier plant

Chandelier Plant (Kalanchoe delagoensis) is an erect erect plant with dense stems and leaves. Pavilion of the inflorescence, blossoming orange - red floret, very attractive.

Chandelier plants are suitable for making potted flower arrangement hall, front door, flower table, flower shelf and other places or planting flower beds, rockery and other places, and the scenery is particularly beautiful. Also, Chandelier plant is an important cut flower, pick a branch to give a person, express, have a special liking, watch and admire with it potted, suit decoration of the domestic guest room, study. 

In South China, the flowering season is New Year's Day, Spring Festival, Christmas, Valentine's Day and other festivals. Clustering colorful bells and exquisite branches of Chandelier plant add a festive atmosphere to the festival and attract people to love.

Prevention and control of diseases and pests of chandelier plant

Chandelier plants (Kalanchoe delagoensis) often occur stem rot and brown spot harm, with 65% of the Zinc WP 600 times the liquid spray.

Insects have scale insects and whitefly harm, with 40% oxidized dimethoate emulsion 1000 times the spray kill.

Chandelier plant