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Mother of Millions

4.3 out of 5 (17 experiences)

Mother of Millions has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Mother of Millions has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

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. 🪴

Taxonomy

Kalanchoe delagoensis
Kalanchoe
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Devil's Backbone and Chandelier Plant

How to care for Mother of Millions

Water

How often to water your Mother of Millions

Water needs for Mother of Millions
0.5 cups
every 12

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.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Mother of Millions

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Mother of Millions in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mother of Millions: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Mother of Millions

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mother of Millions: repot after 2X growth

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Mother of Millions is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Mother of Millions

Mother of Millions

Mother of Millions


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Mother of Millions has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 12
Mother of Millions has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Mother of Millions has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Mother of Millions has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Mother of Millions has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Mother of Millions has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Mother of Millions has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Owenwist avatar
@Owenwist
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, New York
08/11/2021

Super simple and grows fast

Fast grower Fast grower
Owenwist avatar
@Owenwist
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, New York
08/11/2021

Super fast grower

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jferluvsconifers avatar
@Jferluvsconifers
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 5,724 XP
globe Greensboro, North Carolina
08/08/2021

This plant has been moved into numerous settings and keeps taking root so it is very adaptable. It really likes rocky soil.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Vikkib avatar
@Vikkib
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,715 XP
globe League City, Texas
07/06/2021

Gorgeous plant!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Iguana_slayer avatar
@Iguana_slayer
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 180 XP
globe Marathon, Florida
06/26/2021

Be careful of the amount of babies it makes, it will become a problem if you water it too much.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Ike avatar
@Ike
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 185 XP
06/07/2021

Such a trooper. Likes filtered light, not direct sunlight. Water once a month

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Lena avatar
@Lena
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 211 XP
globe Beograd, Vojvodina
06/05/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Plantmom8 avatar
@Plantmom8
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 647 XP
06/04/2021

It Loves the outdoors and gets tall quickly.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Jules08 avatar
@Jules08
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 1,339 XP
05/17/2021

Hard to keep compact without gobs of direct sun. Hence this silly boy is 4’ tall. 😳. But even in the hottest room in the house it still grows and has plenty of pups to pluck!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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