Mother Of Millions

Bryophyllum delagoense

Devils Backbone, Chandelier Plant

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profile iconChandelier Plant (Bryophyllum delagoense) 1
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Bryophyllum delagoense has many common names including mother of millions, devils backbone and chandelier plant. Historically this species was included within the genus Kalanchoe, and it has over 7 synonyms due to the extensive reclassification of plants in this genus and the genus Kalanchoe over time. This is a very common houseplant. Flowers are pretty, bell-shaped and coloured pink to orange, these are borne on long stems above the leaves. They are grown more for their attractive foliage and interesting reproduction over the flowers. This species produces clonal plantlets from the edges of its leaves, these develop on the mother plant for some time, growing roots and eventually dropping off to form new individuals. The common name mother of thousands comes from this vegetative reproduction method, these species are very easy to propagate and with little effort, you can produce many, many plants from one specimen.
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Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

Madagascar.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Crassulaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Orange

Scent

None
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