Trader Joe’s Restocked Its Kalanchoe Succulents That Cost Under $2

published Jun 7, 2021
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Any plant parent knows that gardening can get costly, especially if you don’t have a green thumb and you always have to replace the plants you’ve killed. Thankfully, there’s Trader Joe’s offering up hardy, affordable plants.

On a trip to Trader Joe’s recently, I found out that the cult-favorite grocer has restocked its shelves with mini potted Kalanchoe succulents priced at an unbelievable $1.99 per pot. With that price tag, your wallet won’t feel the hurt if (or when) yours withers and you’re left wondering again if you’ve under or overwatered.

But what are Kalanchoes? The genus is lesser known in the succulent world, but it has more than 100 species and is native to Madagascar. Kalanchoes come in a variety of vibrant shades of pink, red, yellow, and white, and they are relatively easy to take care of.

The plant requires partial sunlight and well-draining soil. It thrives in arid conditions, so you only have to water it about once a week (and especially less so during winter), and it blooms during winter and early spring, which might explain why you see Trader Joe’s succulents do not have flowers. However, if you take care of them properly, they might just burst with colors, as the plant flowers almost year-round in its native region.

As a final note, Kalanchoe is considered toxic to cats and dogs, so you might want to give this houseplant a pass if you’ve got very curious pets around. Other than that, Kalanchoes would make for a great and inexpensive addition to your garden. Better head on over to TJ’s before they run out!