The Flaming Katy is one of the most vibrant and colorful bloomers and that makes it a gorgeous indoor plant to keep.

These plants are stunning at full bloom, but it’s getting them to flower in the first place that can be a little tricky.

In this article, we’ll be looking at a few of the most common reasons why your Flaming Katy is not flowering and what you need to do to tempt it towards full bloom.

Why Is My Flaming Katy Not Flowering?

There can be a number of reasons why your Flaming Katy is not flowering. It may be because you are growing it in the wrong season or overwatering it. Not cutting away wilted stems from the previous blooms may also stop your Flaming Katy from flowering.

This plant is one of the rare succulents that can go into a beautiful, vibrant full bloom.

And depending on the breed of Flaming Katy you have, bright flowers of pink, orange, yellow, or red hues will greet you for several weeks when cared for properly.

But the Flaming Katy doesn’t flower for everyone so what should you do if yours doesn’t bloom?

Below, we’ll discover some of the common culprits that negatively affect the blooming seasons of your Flaming Katy.

How To Get Your Flaming Katy To Flower

A blooming Flaming Katy

Typically blooming for several months with proper care, this plant, like most succulents, can be hassle-free and easy to maintain.

However, getting it to flower can be trickier as not many succulents regularly bloom.

Here are a few important tips to help get your Flaming Katy to flower:

Manipulate The Light It Receives

Caring for a Flaming Katy can be a tricky business as it is sensitive to sunlight.

They usually flower around summer when there is bright sunlight, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make it flower in fall or winter.

Instead, the trick is to move it from the shade to the sun consistently.

In the summer when the temperatures are high, you’ll want to move your Flaming Katy to a shadier spot so there isn’t direct sunlight that can give it sun damage.

Come fall or winter, you’ll want to bring the plant to a dark room for approximately 14 hours a day.

Allow minimal light to reach your plant each day and keep this up for about two weeks.

By tricking your Flaming Katy into adapting to this cycle of light, you’ll be bound to see new buds appear on your succulent in approximately 6 weeks.

Once the buds are visible, you can then care for the plant as you would normally.

Be Careful Not To Overwater

Like most succulents, the Flaming Katy is a plant that does not require too much water.

This is especially crucial if you notice that it isn’t flowering, as it could mean you have overwatered your plant.

To reverse this, be sure to only give your plant minimal water when you’re trying to make it flower.

Don’t Use Fertilizer

You should avoid adding fertilizers to your Flaming Katy during this period, as it could affect its flowering capabilities.

Don’t Let The Soil Get Too Dry

Keep a close eye on the leaves of your plant as yellow leaves are a sign that the soil is too dry.

If this happens, do water your Flaming Katy until moisture seeps out of the pot at the bottom.

And avoid watering for the next few days.

Related Article: Which Type of Soil Is Most Fertile?

Your Flaming Katy May Need To Be Deadheaded

As you’re reading this, you may wonder what it means to deadhead a plant.

Simply put, deadheading means to cut away parts of your succulent that are already dead or are beginning to wilt.

You can usually do this around the end of your Flaming Katy’s blooming cycle, which puts your deadhead schedule to approximately 2 to 8 months from its flowering.

To deadhead your Flaming Katy, you’ll want to cut away the base of where the flowers have faded.

This ensures that your succulent will always look its best and encourage it to bloom again.

If you’re experiencing little to no flowers on your Flaming Katy, deadheading it may help.

Do note, however, that deadheading your plant can be a little challenging for first-time owners.

If you’re not too sure how to do it, here’s a helpful video that walks you through the process.