by Tim Richards
(Littlefield , Tx USA)

I have a friend that has this plant.It is a succulent plant and is known as 'mother of thousands.'

The baby plants form on the leaf edges. It is impossible to get rid of the baby plantlets. They fall in the soil and have very small aerial roots which root in the soil.

The scientific name: kalanchoe daigremontiana.

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Feb 16, 2015
Thanks, Tim, for the notes on the Kalanchoe
by: Ruth

Thanks, Tim,
for the notes on the Kalanchoe, or "Mother of Thousands." I think this is the first time someone has explained that those little pico points on the leaves are the babies, or offsets. I can see now what it would be nicknamed, Mother of Thousands.

Is it safe to assume that once the offsets or plantlets, as you called them, have started getting some of those arial rootlets, you can pick them up and move them to a new pot? That would make for very easy propagation.

Do you, or anyone else, know what climate zones they grow in?

Blessings & Thanks,

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