Kidney Stone Plant | Bryophyllum Pinnatum
Water when soil is almost dry
Height: 0"Pot Size: 0"
Bright Indirect Sunlight
Indoors, Table Top, Shaded Balcony, Living Room
They have fleshy stems with dark green leaves with red margins on them. They have bell-shaped flowers that range from reddish-purple colour.
Your Bryophyllum Pinnatum or Kidney Stone Plant is a perennial herbaceous plant used in the natural treatment of kidney stones, gastric ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
With a pleasantly mild flavour, they can be cooked or used raw in salads.
Your Bryophyllum Pinnatum Plant requires plenty of indirect sunlight to grow and maintain a beautiful reddish outline on its leaves.
During the summers, do not allow direct sunlight on the plant, as its leaves store a lot of water, and will burn quickly. However, some direct sunlight during fall and early spring will not harm your plant.
During the winters, protect the plant from frost as it is frost intolerant.
Your hearty plant does not need excessive water and does well with minimal watering. You can water your plant once every two weeks during the summer and spring seasons. Be sure to let the soil of your plant dry out entirely before watering.
During the winter season, water your succulent once every three weeks and ensure that the top few inches of the soil are dry before you water your plant again.
Your Kleinia Stapeliiformis Plant grows well in sandy succulent soil with a well-drained and aerated system. You can use a cacti mix or a succulent mix as well for your plant.
Kidney Stone Plant does not require to be feed to thrive, but they can benefit from fertilizers. Feed your Bryophyllum Pinnatum with a well-balanced or slow-release fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer months.
If you want your plant to achieve its full flowering potential, you can add a fertilizer blend with a high potassium count as well.
During their dormant season, try to avoid any fertilizers.
Your Kidney Stone Plant is highly toxic to humans and pets due to bufadienolide found in their leaves and flowers.
Your Kalanchoe plant does not require a lot of care but is very sensitive to direct hot sunlight to the plant as it can burn the leaf's tips.
Water your plant deeply, and then allow them to dry out completely before the next watering. Be wary of excessive watering as it may cause damage to the plant roots.
Scale insects: These tiny pests damage the plant and make them more susceptible to diseases- You can clean your plant with a cotton swab dipped in mild alcohol.
Aphids: They are one of the most destructive insect pests for succulents and can even kill your plant- Try spraying cold water and insecticidal solution to your plant.
The Kidney Stone Plant, also known as Bryophyllum Pinnatum, is one of the less common succulent species of indoor houseplants. A member of the Bryophyllum Pinnatum species, your Kidney Stone Plant is also known as the Life plant, Miracle leaf, and Goethe plant due to their miraculous healing effect on the human body. They are a native of Madagascar and can grow up to 5 feet.