(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Kalanchoe houghtonii is native to Madagascar. Also called Mother of Thousands, Alligator Plant, or Mexican hat.
Description: The Mother-of-Millions hybrid (Kalanchoe daigremontiana x Kalanchoe delagoensis) can be identified by the V-shaped leaved. It is a biennial erect, unbranching plant to about 75 cm.
Leaves: Arched, boat-shaped, fleshy, tricornered, and emerald green to brownish-green in colour, usually with purple splotches beneath and serrated margins. Plantlets are produced at the margins of leaves.
Flowers: Pendulous orange and pink in color.
Notes: It is a garden escape and a noxious weed in many tropical countries. The plant is spread by seeds and by plantlets that form on the edges of the leaves. It seems indestructible and is very difficult to eradicate as the seeds remain viable in the soil for many years. It is poisonous to stock.
Cultivation and Propagation: This plant is almost indestructible, does not require any care... no care at all, it will grow. Sure it like water, but it is very drought tolerant... throw it on the trash piles and it just keeps growing and flowering Kalanchoe houghtonii isn't hardy to severe freeze, but seem to tolerate everything else. These are very easy pot plants due to their drought tolerance, and in fact, will grow in pretty deep shade without much trouble. Good thing they don't have nasty roots- they can be pulled or scooped away were not wanted. It needs to be covered at least and housed in cold climates. They are absolutely gorgeous as a cut flower in a tall stemmed green vase. However, the flowers are produced only by healthy plants grown on optimal conditions:
Watering: As a succulent plant Kalanchoe houghtonii can survive prolonged periods of drought with little or no water.
Warning: Parts of Kalanchoe houghtoniis toxic, it contains a cardiac glycoside – daigremontianin. All members of Kalanchoe are toxic for livestock, birds, small animals, and humans.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout.
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Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:
Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.
To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.
At this time, we are not shipping international, we are in a process to get some certification until then, we won’t be able to ship to any country outside of the US
All international sales are shipped bare root. We don't supply Phyto certificates, it is too expensive and complicated for small orders. In some cases, the customs authorities at the destination country might decide to open the packages and will be up tho them to determine if the product can enter the country. for that reason, we can't guarantee the delivery and will be up to their customers own risk to decide to purchase our plants