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Mother of thousands

Tolmiea menziesii

Also known as

Piggy back plant, Youth on age

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

2m

30cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Mother of thousands Overview

This species produces deep green leaves which are dull and rather hairy about 5-10cm long, and arise in dense clumps from short surface rhizomes. In late spring and early summer the plant produces sparse flowering stems, 30-60cm tall, bearing dull red-brown flowers with tiny narrow petals.

Common problems with Mother of thousands

How to propagate Mother of thousands

Division

Divide plantlets.

Other uses of Mother of thousands

Ground cover, indoor