It blooms every year for me and is just starting to set bloom now.
I've even done well propagating it. See the plant in the top center in the photo below. This is just one of the many I've propagated from this plant - which are super easy to propagate anyway.
You'll also notice the jade plant and the Christmas Cactus - yes both still alive. The jade plant is another succulent I seem to do well with, but the Christmas Cactus.... well I've only had it a few months so I'm not sure if that counts yet.
I bought this paddle plant (which is a member of the kalanchoe) at the Rhode Island Flower Show 2 weeks ago. I've wanted one of these plants for a long time, but was too afraid to buy one for fear I'd kill it too. But, when I read that it is a member of the kalanchoe family I figured that I'd give it try. We'll see... I've only had it 2 weeks.
Here is another succulent that is doing OK.... I don't know what kind it is but I'm sure one of you wonderful bloggers does. I bought it as a tiny plant last summer for a dish garden.... it's the sole surviving member... *sigh*. Hey maybe it's another kalanchoe! ..... I think not.....
Here's are 2 more plants I bought at the flower show.... keeping my fingers crossed with them. Someone please tell me what they are since they came without tags.
This one I bought about a year ago. Is this a Hen and Chicks? It has looked pretty bad in the past but all of a sudden it seems to have picked up and is growing babies - this was right after it bloomed! Yup! I'm excited!
I think I'm doing all the right with these succulents. I don't water them often...... I wait until they are very dry. I transplant using them cactus potting soil in pots that have drain holes and they are in a west facing window.
I have the most difficulty growing varieties of sedum, which should be pretty foolproof, but sedum especially seem to die as soon as they are near me. I've tried planting them outside, inside, in pots.... I've tried to talking to them.... begging them to stay alive..... even bribing them.... OK not really but you get the picture! The only thing I can think of is that I may have a problem with low light. Most of my yard is partial sun and shady. The only really sunny spots are reserved for the veggie garden and perennial flower bed. There's not much direct sun coming through the house and I have no south facing windows - only west.
I welcome all and any advice from you succulent experts. Boy can I use it!