4

I picked up a Kalanchoe at the beginning of the summer without knowing anything about their care. I ended up over-watering it at first, which made it leggy and it grew many smaller leaves than it originally had.

But the mystery to me is a dusty covering on nearly all of the leaves that returns quickly when wiped off. At first I thought it was only dust, because I was behind on dusting my plants. But the dustiness returns much more quickly on the Kalanchoe than on a neighboring Christmas cactus.

Here are some photos of the leaves and the full plant: enter image description here

enter image description here

enter image description here

enter image description here

What is going on with this plant, and can it be saved? Or am I better off starting over next spring?

1 Answer 1

1

You can cut it back to just stems an inch off the soil and it will regrow or you could move it along. I can't tell whether it is a mildew or thrip.

If you are going to keep it I would isolate it and move to a sunnier location as the plant is stretched out from not enough light.

1
  • 1
    I hadn't thought about the low light making it leggy. It was in a lower light area at first, but I didn't consider that since I had moved it to a south facing window afterwards. Thanks for your advice. I ended up moving it along. Feb 28 at 21:34

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.