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How To Prune / Deadhead Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Succulent Plants


Hi guys, it’s! Lynne, here. I hope you’re having an amazing day now, guys. This is just a quick video to show you how you can prove back. The dead flower heads from your kalanchoe e-blast. Ldr honors and these are some that I’ve got here and for number of weeks now we’ve got possibly a few months. They have been flowering guys. He’s just after Christmas, and they’re absolutely amazing, but as you can see now, they’re looking a little bit tired the worse for wear, and then we still quite a few clinical blooms here on this one knocked off the hair. See, there really are literally. You need to touch them and they fall off. Some of these here are still lovely in flowering, the white and the red one here these actually, once we cut from the local supermarket giant Littles. They have some amazing plants there and they were a bargain and they’ve been flowering as I say for weeks on end and the only reason I’m making this video, It is really very easy, and I’m sure lots we do know how to prune back on the dead flower heads. But I’ve had a few people questioning me on this and say you know, what do I do? When the flowers start to die off like this? Do you leave them or do you cut them back? Well, to be totally honest. If you leave them completely harmless in the nature, there’s no one there to prune back the dead flower heads, so they usually just get blown away. When you know when they’re outdoors in nature, the wind will blow these old dead ones away and Nature has a way of pruning itself, but obviously, when you’re growing plants indoors, there’s no when hopefully there’s no wind indoors anyway. They do just sort of die off and as. I say they’re harmless to leave. I mean, they do come off very easily, but they do look unsightly, and if you want specially in this case, but there’s still some beautiful flowers on on these two here and even on the pink one, there’s one left of the little orange. Here you want the pretty flowers to stand out and obviously remove the dead flower heads as I say, it’s entirely optional if you remove them or not, they usually have a habit of falling off themselves anyway, but they can look a bit untidy and depending on where you’ll grow in these plants, we have these indoors. You can be putting them into the polytunnel when the weather starts to get them a bit warmer, but if you have them sort of in a greenhouse and the way they even you haven’t got heated on the humidity might be a bit higher. And if you leave dead flower heads, you can sometimes find that fungus may form on the dead flower head, so from a sorts of safety point of view, a clear clean point of view, You sometimes are better off removing the dead flower heads if you’re growing these in a more humid environment as I say, these are indoors in our house. So their humidity is low in here with the heating and everything, so there’s no case of mold or fungus forming but from a site point of view. I’m gonna trim these back. I’m gonna show you what you have to do now. This is a good example here. I wanted to leave them normally. I have a happy. I like to keep everything looking nice and I’ll prune it as soon as it starts to go cold, looking like this. But I want you to leave it so I could show you this video. Now let’s start off with this one as you can see here. It’s practically all gone, so there’s no point in trying to say there’s no more buds on there and there’s different ways of doing these now. Some people can pinch the back. You can either use your fingers. Yeah, as you can see. This is only small, Get right down to the very base and I’ll just show you, but this is a sinus Second here as you can see here. There’s the dead dead flower. There’s where it’s coming from, and that’s still fresh, but obviously want to just pinch it back, literally get right down to the base of where the bottom bottom of the stem ease and just literally just cut it out like that and just pinch it back, and that’s easy to do so. You can use your fingers to do that. As long. As of course, you have got clean fingernails. I’ve been reading parties, so they’re probably not the cleanest, but yep, make sure you don’t use dirty nails or anything like that. See, not gonna spread infection, so there you go, That’s really easy and the other way which I prefer to do myself is literally just cutting back Exactly the same method. Don’t worry about any tiny leaves like that because they just you can just pinch them back anywhere. The plant is gonna grow much bushier. If you cut back, any tiny, spindly leaves coming up from where the dead flower heads are and again right down to the base there as you can see, there’s the bottom of the stem here. Just show you and then. Oop, there you go! And you actually do that with all of the dead flowers. I’ll just show I’m gonna show it a few examples on these because they’re in different stages again here, and now you can’t just pull that out, but again that’s a bit of a spindly leaf there, so in this case. I’m going to cut it back. Pinch it back right down to the base. I just show you there there. You go, and that’s really all you have to do. I’m gonna show you this one here. Another example again you can either. You can leave them if you want but. I think it’s going to push the plant side better. If you actually bring it down there there you go. So that’s that so just gonna show. You’re going to carry on with that one after, but as he showed you. These different examples of these kalanchoe is while they’re in different stages of their flowering period. Now this one here as you can see, that’s still beautiful, healthy, and there is actually some buds still on this so obviously. I don’t want to cut that back here because that’s gonna still in flower and these buds. You’re going to lose. So if you just want to tie you up In this case, I probably would just literally leave. Make sure that the the main path that is confirm that is left and then literally just cut just that part there, and that’s all you have to do and then giving it chance, then for these to still come into bird and here now, in this case, I probably would just pinch it back with my fingers, just pulling these off because I want to leave that main, the main central part there, because that’s a steady flower, not much left on it. It’s sort of going on its way out, but it’s still pretty so literally. Just pinch the back. Just like that, so all you have to do is very easy with this one, and that’s what you do. If you’ve literally got sand, they come at the but, you know when the flowers are completely gone because they’ll just come out without any effort and as. I said that looks a lot tidier now. Anyway, So that’s that one. Now this is another example here. I want to show you now. This side here, and that is all still full of buds or fresh coming out. This is a beautiful, yellow flowering, one. Still plenty of fresh buds there, but you can see that’s well. Well done another bud there. So in this case here again, cut that back is right down to the very base there and snip. Now in this case that sort of this is growing. And if this is where one of the dead flowers was and I actually cut it back because he was looking unsightly, but this as you can see, isn’t the plant will grow much. This is cut back so as long as I don’t touch these birds here. I’m just going to cut that back literally. Just there there you go, and then that’s going to flower then and keep nice and compact, so that’s gonna be some more lovely, lovely golden yellow flowers on this one. So that’s wonderful to see and again. This is another example here, a bit of a mixed mixed bag here. Beautiful, beautiful pink fly when I really love the pink flowers and the mosaic see, it’s pretty pretty lots lots of fresh flowers here, but obviously a lot of dead ones, too. So in this case again, you want to make sure because that still got birds on it and still plenty of flowers. You just literally want to in this case. Make sure that if I cut any of, I don’t cut the main central part because I just want to make sure it is clipped back right down to the base there again any shape. So that’s the dead one removed and obviously now when you’ve got a flower bouquet in head like this, and you’ve got a mixture of everything kind again. I would tend to just pull off, pinch off the dead ones and leave any of the other ones that look nice rather than cut the whole thing off. If it’s see, that’s still pretty beautiful, They’re lovely Kalanchoe e-blast areas. And as I say, it’s still it’s early spring. I just got to cut this one back here. That’s it early spring. So you know, it’s lovely to see this flower in this. It’s more of a winter flowering one. It’s been flowering all through the winter and still knowing too early speak. I’m going to cut this off here because there’s not much on that one there. You go leave them on and here and it could be a bit more difficult when you have got plants that are in flower, but you’ve also got dead ones on the same flower had now be careful. There’s a little bird on. There might actually use my finger in this case just to pinch it out like so. I’m gonna do that with the rest of the plants there you go. I’m just going to show you another example here with this one. And as you see, it’s got mixture of everything on the same same flower stem. So obviously don’t want to cut that back so that. I want to keep these on. So in this case, I will literally just see if you can see that there. If the little little head now that’s obviously it want to keep these on so. I’m not going to cut that back there. Not until that’s died off, so in this case. I’m just going to prune back any of the dead ones. That’s really all you have to do and rather than for you and with the whole thing. I’m going to show you what it looks like after it’s all been pruned back, and I just going to show you another example here. Obviously there’s one two healthy-looking flowers and then dead one’s on here so. I don’t want to cut that right back because I want to keep the flowers. Just going to let you cut the little one in the middle there. Take that off and then just pinch back any of the old ones on there and it is a time-consuming task, but it’s very therapeutic. Haha, again, move that one and then. I’m going to do the same, then with this lovely, big red one. And as I say, it’s really is that easy to do and then gonna stop the video now rather than letting go out and watch the whole process, and I’m going to show you what it looks like when it’s all pruned and there you go guys, that’s all neatly pruned back and I’ve left all the lovely flowers That are still in beautiful bloom and prune back all the dead heads, and this one is the only one that’s completely flourless. That was the lovely purple flowering one, and this one here obviously was the golden yellow one, and we should get a puppy A few more weeks after these still, which is amazing now what? I’m going to be doing probably the next couple of weeks or so possibly in the next few days. I’m going to be repotting these Kalen curries into a lovely big bowl arrangements as well and have them all in individual pots. They do desperate to be repotted anyway, and I’ll put until Liberty Bowl arrangement. Probably be the few crystals around as well to make them look lovely and so stay tuned for that future video and what I’m going to be doing obviously the biggest thing when these are out of flower is they look practically identical. Now, some of them of different sorts of shaped leaves around the edges, but I’d never remember in a million years. Whit, what which one flowers, what color flowers they’re going to be because they do look so alike, in fact, identical when they’re not in flower, So when I put them into the bowl garden? I’m gonna be sticking little labels a little the name tags alongside each one like, for example, on there, but that one there is the lilac flowering one. It’s on the golden yellow flowering, one pink flowering one. Just so I know which one is which, and while it may not necessarily matter for myself. Now if I was to give these away as cuttings and take because they’re very easy to propagate from cuttings, So I’ll probably be trying that later on in the earth, and I was to give them to people, and I wouldn’t know what flowers, flowering color. They were it’d. Be very difficult, so that’s. A good good thing to do is obviously make sure. I’m going to be labeling what they are. What color flowers and stay tuned for that part in our video. Then guys so guys. I hope you found that useful and if you have. This is a very common easy plant to grow now that the hardy thing is sometimes getting them to reflect of people buy these a common common house plant and they put them in the middle of the living room, and then they just slowly die off or they never flower at worst, but with these, these plants are succulents, they love to have as much sunshine as possible, and unlike other succulents, they do like to be kept water throughout the winter because with most succulents, they do like to have a dry resting period from sort of late fall autumn until early spring, But with these kalanchoe ease, and there’s some of the other succulents do like to be kept still lightly, watered as they obviously winter flowering plants and they don’t like to be completely kept bone-dry and the care is a little bit different with them, so it’s just something to bear in mind that as long as you keep these in a very sunny position and still keep them lightly watered throughout the throughout the winter the winter months, then they should reward you flowers every. Earth and good little tip is I like to use tomato fertilizer to fertilize my cactus succulents, and in this case, I like to use maxi crop organic tomato fertilizer because it does help to encourage bloom in and I only use it at half the strength that they recommend for tomatoes. Because obviously I want flowers. I don’t want tomorrow. Super non most succulents and cacti and some mint. Hans use it to great effect, and if you aren’t sure where to get it from links down below to Amazon, it’s often the best value to buy it from there and big bottle of it and it lasts for absolutely ages guys, and I have noticed so much a difference with my cacti circle. It’s flowering by using some jato feed and it’s good for the plants, and you know, as well as that, they also do a fantastic house plant fertilizer as well. Maxi, crop organic. And because me and Hans are vegan. We always look for vegan alternatives when it comes to plant fertilizers and things like that, obviously it’s not always possible to get something completely vegan, but we do try our best and the organic range of maxi crop fertilizers is vegan friendly, and I don’t use animal ingredients. So that’s another good thing so guys. I hope you enjoyed the video and I want to send you. Loads of heaps are happiness and tons and tons of flower power as always from Island, and it’s your the next video guys, but can’t busy say goodbye from the plant’s guys .