This plant was beautiful and full of flowers. They all withered away. Now the buds just don't want to open. I read somewhere that Kalanchoe at home needs to be bloomed by doing some tricks like putting in shade for some time and then in sun etc. Not sure, as I had placed it in very bright indirect light and it was still not blooming.

Should I just place this in indirect bright light and wait? Or there is really a way to make them bloom?

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The technique to make this bloom is similar to a seasonal cactus,

  1. Periods of light and dark - 14 hours of darkness & 10 hours of light. You can use a black double over shade cloth or landscape fabric during the 14 hours. You may need a grow light to get 10 hours of bright sun in winter, depending on how far north you live.

  2. Cooler Temperatures - Give it temperatures of 50-60F(10-15C)

  3. Withhold water - Give it a soak and then do not water it again until you start to see flower buds, this maybe up to 2 months. This is why it is important to have cooler temperatures.

  4. Time - 6-8 weeks

  • This looks kinda hard, but will give it a try. Thank you, Aloe Vera.
    – 4-K
    Feb 7 '20 at 17:07

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