Forcing bloom on kalanchoe?

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How can I get my 4 year old kalanchoe to bloom? I have planted it outside this year to see if that will do it, but I don't see anything.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 22, 2016
    Did you plant in the ground? What soil did you use?
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    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 23, 2016
      Kalanchoe is really an indoor plant. It is in the succulent family. You should have reported this in a succulent soil and not in the ground. They will re-bloom with proper care, however I have only gotten repeated blooming once.If this were mine i would take it out of the ground and plant with the proper soil and still consider it a plant on vacation outside for the summer.
  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Jun 23, 2016
    Sorry but that is actually backwards. Needs 14 hours a day of darkness and 10 hours of bright light. 6 weeks of this. Less water. Cooler temperature. Needs to think it is winter. Planting it outside is ok for now but make sure you don't let it get sunburned.
  • Kathy Montour Kathy Montour on Jun 23, 2016
    Fertilize it, everything needs to eat.
    • Kerry Cain Kerry Cain on Jun 23, 2016
      I use Miracle Grow regularly on all my plants and flowers. Is there something better to use?
  • Sandy Sandy on Jun 23, 2016
    I have several and they bloom in the early, mid winter because of the light. I feed them regularly and just wait patiently. I've even had cuttings in vases bloom, but in the late winter or early spring time.
  • Patty A Patty A on Jun 23, 2016
    Neglect!! Mine bloom all through the yeAr, inside and out. No fertilizer, barely any water, root bound and all. I cut any leggy stems and root readily in a bit of water. Even these bloom while rooting! My sister's has been blooming for years in a sunny window, and, I'm sorry to say, her 'black thumb" gives it no care. It's always sitting there with dead blooms and dry as a bone, but seemingly happy while I'm deadheading the poor thing. Pinch back the New growth to keep it bushy, any leaves that fall will root themselves if placed on semi dry soil and left undisturbed. The worst thing you can do , it being a succulent, is to overwater. I prefer to keep in pots so I can control that.
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    • DORLIS DORLIS on Jun 23, 2016
      Mine also seems to thrive on neglect. It needs good light
  • Kathy Montour Kathy Montour on Jun 23, 2016
    Just make sure your fertilizer doesn't have a high number of Nitrogen, NPK, Nitrogen keeps things green but if you use too much it won't allow the flowers to come, I would get some bloom booster
  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Jun 23, 2016
    Not uncommon really for it to bloom and bloom and bloom. Then it stops. The winterization process will bring it back on.
  • Angie Angie on Jun 24, 2016
    I live in South TX., my kalanchoes bloom only twice a year, whether planted in the ground or a pot. They bloom in the Fall & in Spring when weather is fairly cool. I've never heard of a way to force them to bloom but I do not know everything.
  • Marilyn Zaruba Marilyn Zaruba on Jun 26, 2016
    I live in North Texas and mine puts out a beautiful display that last a long time in the spring. It is in a clay pot and now sitting outside since it winters on a south-facing window seat. As soon as the blossoms started to fade I cut them off so it could rejuvenate itself and now it is putting on more buds for the fall, but they won't be as spectacular as they were in the spring. IF there is a way to force them, I've never heard of it. BTW, you need to lift that plant before winter...it will not survive in N. Tx so I doubt it would do any better in Mo.
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