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: Orange
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
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

Common names
  • Mother of Thousands
  • Mother of Millions
  • Chandelier Plant
  • Kalanchoe
Also sold as:
  • Kalanchoe x houghtonii
  • Bryophyllum x houghtonii

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  • Posted by DogsNDaylilies (SE Michigan - Zone 6a) on Oct 27, 2015 11:50 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by longk (Oxford UK - Zone 8a) on Mar 7, 2017 12:38 PM concerning plant:
    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
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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
ID question by Baja_Costero May 4, 2020 10:43 AM 0
Another species. by purpleinopp Apr 11, 2021 7:27 AM 3

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