2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Mother of Thousands Overview
Bryophyllum daigremontianum has many common names, including Devil's Backbone, Mexican Hat Plant, Alligator Plant and Mother of Thousands. Historically, this species was included within the genus Kalanchoe, and it is sometimes called Kalanchoe daigremontiana or Bryophyllum daigremontiana. Devil's Backbone is a succulent perennial from the Crassulaceae family, originating from Madagascar. Flowers are pretty, bell-shaped and coloured pink. These are borne on long stems above the leaves. However, this is very commonly grown as a houseplant more for its attractive foliage and interesting method of reproduction. 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, making these species very easy to propagate. With little effort, you can produce many, many plants from one specimen!