Kalanchoe pumila needs a well-draining soil mix. Use a standard succulent potting mix or a normal potting mix containing pumice, perlite, compost, and more sand. The addition of sand and perlite improves the drainage potential of the potting medium and prevents soil compaction. They like to grow at a soil pH of 5.6 to 6.5. Kalanchoe pumila prefers bright sunlight to partial shade. Watering once a week is usually recommended.