Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe daigremontiana) in the Kalanchoes Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Kalanchoe daigremontiana Accepted
Bryophyllum daigremontianum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Evergreen
Flower Color: Mauve
Orange
Red
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: The flowers are the most toxic part.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Date: 2010-02-20
By xeronema
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By longk
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Location: Mackinaw, IllinoisDate: 2013-01-14Entire potted plant, with several offspring growing in the same p
By BookerC1
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By dave
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Date: Jun 15, 2005 7:48 AM
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Location: Austin ,TXDate: 2013-01-05, winter
By Bubbles
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By Joy
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2016-01-26Cute teeny little offshoot
By JulieB
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: April 2017
By LizDTM
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Location: Morisset, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2013-07-14Considered 'a serious weed on the coast and the northwest slopes
By carolem
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By hedacc
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2016-02-03
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Comments:
Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 5, 2011 9:29 PM

Kalanchoe daigremontiana, native to Madagascar, is a succulent type plant that has been introduced to the U.S. and has become a common house plant. It has escaped cultivation in some areas of the south and has become invasive. The Mother of Thousands grows to about 3' in height with 6"- 8" long leaves. Little plantlets sprout all along the leaf edges of the mother plant, fall to the soil below, take root and spread. Here in my area this plant blooms in fall and early winter. All parts of the plant are toxic to humans and animals, so be cautious with this plant around children and pets.

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Jan 19, 2013 12:41 PM

Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe diagremontiana) can be seriously invasive in warmer climates. It does not produce viable seed, but can multiply rapidly by dropping plantlets, rooting of fallen leaves, and broken stems that easily root. Some studies indicate that the plant leaves a residue in the soil that hinders the growth of other plants, and even reduces the rate of growth of its own offspring.

Also of concern is the toxicity of the plant. While it is an unusual and attractive houseplant, it does pose a real risk for young children and pets that may eat the plant or plantlets.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Untitled by extranjera Nov 8, 2012 10:02 PM 2
This plant is making baby plantlets, not blooming by purpleinopp Jul 20, 2016 10:32 AM 9
Looks like K. delagoensis/tubiflora by purpleinopp Jul 12, 2016 5:40 PM 9
Do you still have this? by purpleinopp Jul 23, 2018 10:07 AM 6
Not sure what this is by nothomeyet Apr 15, 2019 10:51 PM 2
leaf issues - mother of thousands by Maracamo Jan 18, 2019 9:07 AM 5
Mother of Millions by QuietStorm Nov 5, 2018 8:19 AM 7
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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
ID plant and advice on reviving it to health. by johnsilk Nov 24, 2017 5:05 PM 8

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