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QuietStorm
Nov 4, 2018 2:07 PM CST
I have a Mother of MILLIONS which is different from the Mother of Thousands. No matter what question I ask about MY plant, the answers are always for the MOT....My question is, the stems on my plant are splitting, I have removed them and repotted the break offs with Miracle-Gro Fast root. I would love to know why this is happening. I have it in succulent soil in a pot with good drainage and it gets morning sun, what am I doing wrong...

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DaisyI
Nov 4, 2018 2:19 PM CST
Welcome!

Can you post some photos of your plant?
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plantladylin
Nov 4, 2018 2:22 PM CST
Hi QuietStorm, Welcome!

Can you upload a photo of your plant so that we can see what might be happening with the "splits"in the stems? Mother of Millions and Mother of Thousands are common names for a few different types of Kalanchoe's and they all require the same type of care:

Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe daigremontiana)
Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii')
Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe laetivirens)
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QuietStorm
Nov 4, 2018 2:28 PM CST

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You can see two splits on a stem in the first picture and then the entire plant in the second.

Thanks for the Welcome! and any help you can provide
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Nov 4, 2018 2:35 PM CST
Are you asking about the broken spots in the leaves? That's all I can see. Its mechanical damage - something is bending the leaves and breaking them.
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Nov 4, 2018 3:03 PM CST
I don't see any splits in the stems at all and the leaf photo is extremely blurry but I agree, the damage could be mechanical damage from something knocking into the plant or if it's small chunks out of the leaf edges, it may be from a critter nibbling at the leaves.
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QuietStorm
Nov 4, 2018 3:07 PM CST
I don't have pets and nothing is knocking into it. A day or two after I received it this started happening. And I did mean the leaves not the stem. I am baffled as to why this is happening, but I will continue to break off the split parts and repot...Thanks ladies Shrug! Shrug! Shrug! Sighing!
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purpleinopp
Nov 5, 2018 8:19 AM CST
Hi & welcome! Probably hardy outside where you are, but horribly weedy where it is hardy.

Yours looks like K. x houghtonii, in particular. Put as close as possible to your most sunny window & it should go well. No hormones are needed to propagate this plant. For added fun, you can leave removed leaves on a sunny windowsill to watch the baby plants form. When they have roots, lay the leaf & babies on soil surface to start a new pot.
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