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Kalanchoe delagoensis

Previously known as:

  • Bryophyllum tubiflorum
  • Kalanchoe tubiflora
  • Kalanchoe verticillata
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Mother of Millions is a succulent plant native to Madagascar and is often grown as a houseplant. It is one of a group of plants that reproduce asexually by producing plantlets at the margins of the leaves. These then fall to the ground and readily root and grow in just about anything. It has become invasive in some parts of the world. In addition to plantlets, it will also bloom occasionally in winter with a cluster of drooping tubular flowers at the tops of stems. 

It is very easy to grow in potting soil appropriate for cacti and succulents in a pot with several drainage holes. Allow the soil to dry between waterings and place in full sun to partial shade conditions. You may find this plant coming up in your other pots or even on the ground if taken outside in the summer. 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#houseplant#drought tolerant#succulent#weedy#orange flowers#interiorscape#dry soils tolerant#problem for cats#poisonous to dogs#plantlets#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#houseplant#drought tolerant#succulent#weedy#orange flowers#interiorscape#dry soils tolerant#problem for cats#poisonous to dogs#plantlets#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Kalanchoe
    Species:
    delagoensis
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Madagascar
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Succulent
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Follicle
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits dry, indehiscent, papery follicles with numerous seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-1.5 inch long tubular reddish to orange flowers with some yellow on the inside, bloom in a dangling cluster at the top of stems.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Waxy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves mostly opposite or whorled in sets of three and evenly spaced. The petiole and blade are indistinguishable, reddish-green to gray-green with reddish-brown spots, narrowly oblong, subcylindric and grooved. 1-6 inches long by .1-.2 inches wide, margins entire except for 3-9 conic teeth at the apex.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Erect green stem with short sterile shoots at the base. Up to 3 feet tall.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm (rare).
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Bufodienolides
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No