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Kalanchoe delagoensi

Mother of Millions, Chandelier Plant

This prolific propagator has thin, cylindrical leaves covered in dark green spots. As it receives more sun, the spots turn darker. Although it rarely blooms, watch for orange flowers.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 36 in (91.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 12 in (30.5 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F | -1.1°C)

  • Not cold-hardy

  • Cuttings, leaves, offests

  • Can be toxic to people and pets

  • Summer dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Kalanchoe delagoensi "Mother of Millions"

Kalanchoe delagoensi "Mother of Millions" is an easy-to-grow succulent, perfect for xeriscaped yards. It also grows well in container gardens. Because it propagates so easily, care should be given to where this succulent is planted.

Watering

"Mother of Millions" has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

"Mother of Millions" is not cold-hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

Often Mistaken For

Kalanchoe daigremontiana “Mother of Thousands”

How to Propagate Kalanchoe delagoensi "Mother of Millions"

Kalanchoe delagoensi "Mother of Millions" is a prolific propagator, and often considered to be noxious due to its ability to propagate so easily and quickly.

Cuttings

To grow "Mother of Millions" from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before planting in well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Plantlet

To remove a plantlet from the mother plant, simply pull gently from the leaf.

There are several things you can do with the babies now. You can allow the plantlet to sit for a day or two to callous over, and then place on well-draining soil.

You can also treat the plantlets like germinated seeds. Place them on well-draining soil, and cover them with clear plastic to create a small greenhouse. Grow under the plastic film until they form roots, and are able to be transplanted into a separate planter