Kalanchoe daigremontiana: “Mother of Thousands”

Could you identify this plant for me. Thanks in advance!

Hi Jayne,

Your plant is a Kalanchoe daigremontiana, nickname Kalanchoe “Mother of Thousands.”

Here’s what it can look like with proper care.

Pink Mother of Thousands Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe daigremontiana
Pink Butterfly
Mother of Thousands Kalanchoe

“Mother of Thousands” is a succulent plantLearn how to grow and care for succulent plants at Houseplant411.com that grows well in cactus potting soil. Its narrow, pointed leaves can grow as long as 5 to 6″ and about half as wide. Tiny plantletsCertain plants, such as spider plants, send off long slender stems called runners. New plants, or plantlets, that can be used for propagation, often develop at the ends of these runners. Place the plantlets on top of potting soil while they are still attached to the original plant. The plantlets will continue to get nutrition from the parent plant while developing roots of its own. Pin the plantlet to the soil with an open paper clip or a small piece of wire. Once the plantlet has rooted, sever the connection to the parent plant. Alternately, some plantlets can be carefully removed from the runners of the original plant and directly potted. grow along the edges of the leaves which easily fall off, root, and start new plants. If the plantletsCertain plants, such as spider plants, send off long slender stems called runners. New plants, or plantlets, that can be used for propagation, often develop at the ends of these runners. Place the plantlets on top of potting soil while they are still attached to the original plant. The plantlets will continue to get nutrition from the parent plant while developing roots of its own. Pin the plantlet to the soil with an open paper clip or a small piece of wire. Once the plantlet has rooted, sever the connection to the parent plant. Alternately, some plantlets can be carefully removed from the runners of the original plant and directly potted. don’t fall off, you can pick them off to start new plants. There are so many plantletsCertain plants, such as spider plants, send off long slender stems called runners. New plants, or plantlets, that can be used for propagation, often develop at the ends of these runners. Place the plantlets on top of potting soil while they are still attached to the original plant. The plantlets will continue to get nutrition from the parent plant while developing roots of its own. Pin the plantlet to the soil with an open paper clip or a small piece of wire. Once the plantlet has rooted, sever the connection to the parent plant. Alternately, some plantlets can be carefully removed from the runners of the original plant and directly potted. and they are so easy to propagate, that’s how the plant got its nickname “Mother of Thousands”.

This plant loves very bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light., hates temperatures below 45 degrees. Water thoroughly, then allow top 1/3 of soil to dry out before watering again. Reduce water in winter, but don’t allow soil to completely dry out.

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