Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii') in the Kalanchoes Database

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Also sold as:
Kalanchoe x houghtonii
Bryophyllum x houghtonii

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Brown spots on reverse side.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: The flowers are the most toxic part.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Kalanchoe daigremontiana x Kalanchoe delagoensis


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Posted by DogsNDaylilies (SE Michigan - Zone 6a) on Oct 27, 2015 11:50 AM

I just discovered that Australia has labeled this plant an invasive species. (It is not labeled so in the US, as far as I am aware.) They also state that this plant is poisonous and can cause cardiac problems in people and livestock (presumably pets, too).

I especially recommend caution to people who have cats and dogs that like to mouth or eat plants.

Otherwise, this is a really neat, unique plant that can be shipped bareroot and survive.

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Posted by longk (Oxford UK - Zone 8a) on Mar 7, 2017 12:38 PM

Tremendously versatile plant that is ideal for UK growers looking for something exotic looking for the garden. Simply grow a few of the many plantlets and plant out in late spring. It blooms reliably outdoors but sadly it isn't hardy.
Ideal houseplant too.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
This looks like K. x houghtonii. by purpleinopp Dec 21, 2015 4:51 PM 4
Looks like K. x houghtonii by purpleinopp Apr 4, 2016 10:12 AM 0
Not K. daigremontiana, looks like K. x houghtonii by purpleinopp Jul 12, 2016 12:12 PM 2
These happy plants are K. houghtonii. by purpleinopp Dec 2, 2016 10:46 AM 0
Looks like K. x houghtonii by purpleinopp Dec 27, 2016 8:27 AM 4
K. houghtonii by purpleinopp Oct 30, 2017 1:45 PM 3
Everglades Red Flowering by Evergladeswalk Mar 15, 2019 3:10 PM 2
Kalanchoe Houghtonii by rosemary56 Feb 19, 2019 2:22 PM 0
Mother of Millions by QuietStorm Nov 5, 2018 8:19 AM 7
Mother of thousands by Sapling Oct 12, 2018 8:46 AM 3
Kalanchoe chat and photos by Semprevivumgrower Nov 3, 2018 5:10 AM 44
Mystery office plant SOS! by Office_mutant Jul 18, 2018 12:11 PM 11
Anyone recognize this Kalanchoe? by plantladylin May 28, 2018 10:04 AM 8
skinny Mother of Thousands by Zina Mar 15, 2018 7:04 PM 15
Kalanchoe Species? by ljones26 Jan 20, 2018 2:12 PM 18
What plant is this? by CanT Jan 2, 2018 10:34 AM 12

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