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My Calandiva (Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana ‘Calandiva’) Leaves are Turning Brown

Question:

I bought a calandiva a few month ago. At first everything was okay but after the flowers died, its leaves started turning brown and died. I have it on my desk where it rarely gets indirect sunlight but the fluorescent light is almost always on. I have been spraying the surface of the soil with water once every week, but the soil isn’t dry or soaked.

Answer:
Kalanchoes struggle when they do not receive lots of direct sunlight. Fluorescent light helps as a supplement, but not as the sole source of light.

Spraying the soil is not an effective way to water a plant because the water never penetrates deep into the root zone. Allow the top quarter of the soil to feel dry, then pour in enough water so that a bit trickles through the drain holes.

Remove all brown leaves, as they will never recover.