Kalanchoe – the plant that carries babies on its leaves

In May, I was gifted with a small plant. I had no idea what it was, but I suspected it was a succulent. It’s a unique plant in that it develops plantlets on the mother leaf, which made it fairly easy to do a search on the internet.

Say hello to Kalanchoe daigremontiana (common name: Mother of Thousands, a fitting name). In just a couple of months, this plant, related to the jade plant, has already developed many plantlets. I imagine if grown outdoors, it would be considered an invasive. I keep it by a sunny window, that sometimes gets direct sun, but I’ve read that you should avoid that. As you can see, the plantlets have already started putting out roots, but I’m not sure I want or need to plant them all up! 

Note that all parts of this plant are poisonous, which can even be fatal if ingested by infants or small pets.

For more information about how to care for your Kalanchoe, visit Gardening Know How’s website.

I’ll leave you with this cool time lapse:

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