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Mother of Thousands in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Kalanchoe daigremontiana syn. Bryophyllum daigremontianum

 

Mother of Thousands

The perennial Kalanchoes are cultivated as houseplants or rock or succulent garden plants. They have low water requirements, a wide variety of colours and are easy to propagate. New plants develop vegetatively as bulbils. These young plants eventually drop off and take root. Kalanchoe daigremontiana can grow up to 1m tall. They are green above with purple margins and blotched with purple underneath. The margins have bulbous spurs which bear plantlets which may form roots while still attached.

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plant Features
  • Mother of Thousands likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Mother of Thousands likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Mother of Thousands is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Mother of Thousands likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Mother of Thousands

Latin name

Kalanchoe daigremontiana syn. Bryophyllum daigremontianum

type

Perennial

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mother of Thousands likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Mother of Thousands is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Mother of Thousands likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Mother of Thousands likes very little water

    Very little water

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mother of Thousands is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Kalanchoe daigremontiana syn. Bryophyllum daigremontianum

The perennial Kalanchoes are cultivated as houseplants or rock or succulent garden plants. They have low water requirements, a wide variety of colours and are easy to propagate. New plants develop vegetatively as bulbils. These young plants eventually drop off and take root. Kalanchoe daigremontiana can grow up to 1m tall. They are green above with purple margins and blotched with purple underneath. The margins have bulbous spurs which bear plantlets which may form roots while still attached.


Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Easily propagated by a single leaf. Place a healthy leaf on top of the soil and watch it grow.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Kalanchoes do well in clay pots, and they must have a drainage tray that can be emptied. They’re small plants that don’t often have to be repotted.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Many people choose to throw out the plant after it is done flowering, but it can re-bloom with a bit of time and patience. Cut off the flowering head and let the plant rest for about a month. Then give it at least 12-14 hours of continuous darkness followed by 10 hours of bright light for 6 weeks to develop buds. Reduce the watering and feeding during this time. Once the buds have formed, the plant can resume its normal light conditions.

 
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