ALLOWING A FLAPJACK PLANT TO BLOOM MAY BE A BIG MISTAKE

One of the more popular succulents is the flapjack plant because of the color of its leaves which turn a delightful rose pink. But if you allow it to flower it produces a tall stem which spoils the compact habit of the plant. Debra Lee Baldwin who is somewhat of an expert in this field has written about this problem on the Gardening Gone Wild blog where she suggests a remedy.


You?re probably aware of flapjack plant (Kalanchoe luciae), a succulent that?s popular because of the color?of its leaves.
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Like other succulents with overlapping leaves along a single stem, when Kalanchoe luciae blooms, the entire plant elongates. This is how those in my window box?looked in March of last year.
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I didn?t want the window box flapjacks?to lose their?compactness and end up awkwardly tall. (However, if your goal is to have a lot of new little plants, you?ve hit the jackpot.?Harvest each with several inches of stem attached to anchor it, and start it as a cutting. Roots will grow from leaf axils.)

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