What type of Kalanchoe is this? - Knowledgebase Question

Lancaster ca USA
Question by gramyof6
September 11, 2017
Please help me identify my new Kalanchoe (says its A Blossfeldiana) confused 😫 - I THOUGHT it was A pink butterfly , but wondering if it may be A Mexican hat? Or other type Kalonchoe - Will this plant ever bloom? or perhaps in A different fashion? Maybe not at all- I can tell it was green.. They had it in full sun ( high temps , Thank u for your help in advance
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Name: Succulent
(Zone 6b)
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A comment from Semprevivumgrower
June 2, 2018
Kalanchoe mother of thousands

Name: Babsalot
Tennessee
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A comment from Babsalot
August 29, 2019
its a mother of thousands kalanchoe daigremontiana. its a great plant too!

mid north coast nsw Australia
A comment from kimbriki2
May 30, 2021
if it is what is known as mother of millions it is classed as a grade 1 weed in australia it flowers in winter with spectacular heads of orange/red bells that make excellent cut flowers it is poisonous to livestock

Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Answer from Frenchy21
September 12, 2017

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That plant looks like a kalanchoe Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe daigremontiana). You can look it up in our plant database.

Lancaster ca USA
A comment from gramyof6
September 13, 2017
Thank you Frenchy21

Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
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Answer from WillC
September 15, 2017

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It is definitely K.daigremontiana, not blossfeldiana. Mexican Hat is a common name usually applied to the one you have. Yours is unlikely to flower and if it does, the flowers are not all that pretty.

Sorry the retailer did not do a better job of labeling.

Lancaster ca USA
A comment from gramyof6
September 15, 2017
+WillC , Thank you for answering , Its definitely NOT what I had in mind.. Also found it to be poisoness to both people and animals BESIDES being known as A weed of sorts.. :/

Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
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A comment from WillC
September 16, 2017
I'm sure you are disappointed that you do not have a flowering variety of Kalanchoe. However, yours is an interesting plant in that it produces hundreds of tiny plantlets along the leaf edges. They will root easily if allowed to rest on a damp surface.

Many common and lovely houseplants are poisonous. One person's Orchid is someone else's weed. Try to enjoy what you have.

Lancaster ca USA
A comment from gramyof6
September 16, 2017
+WillC ,Thanks again , Im doing just that. I've already taken A few of the little rooted platelets and potted them..Ive seen pics of this plant when NOT stressed and I really like the green follage. It may take time but It will get new growth as time goes on. ☺


A comment from degrove853
November 25, 2017
I have one..looks just like this one..mine gets several feet high..millions of plantlets. They will root on concrete!

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌡🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Answer from purpleinopp
September 21, 2017

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All Kalanchoes bloom. The plant in question looks like this one to me:
Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii')

I grow this hybrid exclusively for the attractive flowers.

The leaves of K. daigremontiana are much more wide:

Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Answer from plantladylin
September 20, 2017

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Hi gramyof6! I also agree that your plant is the Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe daigremontiana) Many grow them for the novelty of the tiny plantlets growing along the leaf edges but some do like the pretty blooms; this is a bloom photo from the above link to our database:

Name: Dorothy
New South Wales, Australia (Zone 9a)
City girl moved to the country
A comment from ginger67
October 7, 2017
In Australia we call it Mother of Millions and it is rated a noxious weed.

mid north coast nsw Australia
A comment from kimbriki2
May 30, 2021
yes it is have to exterminate it on your land likes dry shade but the flowers make great sublects for a vase last for weeks

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