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Kalanchoe Tubiflora (Bryophyllum delagoense)

 

Mother of thousands

A very interesting succulent quite unique. Growing upright with very small flower tips. Because of the toxicity of this species and its hybrids, and especially of the flowers, it has been declared a noxious weed in Australia.

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plant Features
  • Mother of thousands likes full sun

    Full sun

  • 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

 
plant information

Common name

Mother of thousands

Latin name

Kalanchoe Tubiflora (Bryophyllum delagoense)

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mother of thousands likes full sun

    Full sun

  • 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

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mother of thousands is 0.25meters x 1.50meters 0.25 M 1.50 M

Kalanchoe Tubiflora (Bryophyllum delagoense)

A very interesting succulent quite unique. Growing upright with very small flower tips. Because of the toxicity of this species and its hybrids, and especially of the flowers, it has been declared a noxious weed in Australia.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

This plant rarely blooms. But well grown larger specimens can flower profusely in winter, even with little or no water. The flowers last about 5 weeks so it is well worthwhile trying to get some

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Use a cacti and succulent potting mix, or your own mix which drains easily (part sand). The panda plant is a slow grower which will only need re-potting once every 2 years and then less once it matures.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Leaf cuttings can be taken and planted in new soil during spring. Give the leaf cutting a week of drying out before re-potting, then you can expect them to begin rooting within 4 weeks.

 
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