Mother of Millions
4.3 out of 5 (17 experiences)
About Mother of Millions
Kalanchoe delagoensis, or the mother of millions plant, has a fascinating way of reproducing. Although they can flower and fruit like most plants, they’ve also developed another way of reproducing. Small plantlets develop around the outer edge of the leaves and once they’ve begun to mature, the mother plant will drop them and they will take root in the soil! This makes them incredibly easy to propagate, but has also led to invasive status in parts of the world. For this reason, they should only be grown indoors outside of its native Madagascar. 🪴
Also known as
Devil's Backbone and Chandelier Plant
How to care for Mother of Millions
Mother of Millions needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Mother of Millions love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Mother of Millions does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Mother of Millions after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
It propagates by growing small versions of itself on its leaves, so if you just brush the plant while walking by the mini plants will get everywhere. I’m guessing it’d be hard to get rid of in a garden, but it’s great in a pot indoors, especially if you’re a beginner. Super easy care, literally doesn’t require any water.