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Succulents are one of Mother Nature's most amazing creations, and Mother of Millions is one of the most popular succulents there is; its scientific name is Kalanchoe delagoensis (Formerly known as Bryophyllum delagoense).  It also goes by the names Chandelier Plant, Devil's Backbone, Alligator Plant, Kalanchoe tubiflora, and Mexican Hat Plant. This plant is frequently mistaken for the Kalanchoe laetivirens "Mother of Thousands," a related millions plant with bigger and broader leaves. 

The Mother of Millions plant gets its name from its unique ability to produce numerous babies along its leaf edges. These babies, also known as bulbils, resemble miniature versions of the parent plant. When they fall to the ground, they can take root and grow into new plants, hence the name "Mother of Millions." It's a perfect name that captures the plant's remarkable reproductive strategy. 

The Mother of Millions plant is a captivating succulent plant that originates from Madagascar. It has gained popularity as a houseplant due to its unique characteristics. This chandelier plant showcases a thick erect stem that can grow up to 3.3 feet, and fleshy leaves that grow in clusters, forming an attractive rosette shape. The leaves are primarily green, adorned with intriguing reddish-brown spots.  

The Mother of Millions plant produces clusters of small, tubular flowers. These flowers can vary in color, ranging from shades of pink, red, or orange. When the plant blooms, it creates a beautiful display of colorful flowers that add a vibrant touch to its overall appearance. The flowers are typically held above the foliage on tall stalks, creating an eye-catching sight. Baby plants and flowers are a lovely bonus that enhances the Mother of Millions' charm, even though they are primarily recognized for their distinctive leaf propagation method (by leaf margins) or stem cuttings. 

With proper care and attention, the Kalanchoe delagoensis can be a stunning addition to any succulent plant collection. The distinctive appearance and fascinating reproductive process of this mother plant make it an intriguing and captivating plant to nurture and enjoy. These species' ability to reproduce vegetatively, drought tolerance, and popularity as garden or potted plants have led to their invasive weed or invasive species in eastern Australia, South Africa, and many Pacific islands.

Watering Needs 

When it comes to watering the Mother of Millions of plants, it's important to strike the right balance. This succulent plant prefers a watering routine that allows the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can be detrimental to the Kalanchoe plant's health, as it can lead to root rot. It's recommended to water the Mother of Millions thoroughly, allowing the water to soak through the soil, and then wait until the top inch or so of the soil is dry before watering again. This allows your Devil's backbone plant to receive the moisture it needs while preventing excess water retention. 

It's worth noting that the watering frequency may vary depending on factors such as the climate, temperature, and humidity levels. During the growing season, which is typically spring, the Mother of Millions may require more frequent watering. However, during the dormant period in summer, it's important to reduce watering and allow the plant to rest. 

Remember to always observe the moisture levels of the soil and adjust your watering schedule accordingly to ensure the optimal health of your Mother of Millions plant. 

Light Requirements

The Mother of Millions plant thrives in bright, indirect light conditions. It enjoys soaking up the sun's rays, but direct sun can be too intense and may cause the leaves to burn or become discolored. Placing the plant near a window where it can receive bright, filtered light is ideal. 

If you notice that your chandelier plant leaves are stretching or leaning toward the light source, it's a sign that the Mother of Millions plant may need more light, or it may be getting too little light. On the other hand, if the mother of Million leaves starts turning yellow or brown, it could indicate that the plant is receiving too much direct sunlight. Finding the right balance of light will help your Kalanchoe delagoensis Mother of Millions plant grow healthy and vibrant. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The Mother of Millions plant prefers well-drained soil that allows excess water to flow out easily. A mixture of succulent potting soil and perlite or coarse sand works well to provide the right balance of moisture retention and drainage in a pot with several drainage holes. Moisture can be a real killer, leading to root and stem rot in no time flat. But fear not, my fellow green thumbs! Planet Desert has got your back with our specialized succulent potting mix that includes 5 natural substrates with organic mycorrhizae perfect for promoting healthy roots and happy Kalanchoe delagoensis. Avoid using heavy or compacted soil that can lead to waterlogged roots. 

When it comes to fertilizing the Mother of Millions plant, a balanced fertilizer formulated for succulents can be used. During the growing season in spring, you can fertilize them once a year. However, it's important to dilute the fertilizer to half or a quarter strength of NPK (5-10-5) to prevent overfeeding, as succulents have lower nutrient requirements compared to other plants. 

During the dormant period in fall and winter, it's best to refrain from fertilizing altogether. Remember to always follow the instructions and adjust the frequency and strength of fertilization based on the specific needs of your Mother of Millions plant. 

Hardiness Zone & More

The Mother of Millions plant is generally hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. It prefers warm temperatures and can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it thrives best in temperatures between 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In terms of humidity, the Mother of Millions plant is adaptable and can tolerate a range of humidity levels. It can withstand both dry conditions and moderate humidity. However, it's important to avoid excessive humidity, as it can increase the risk of fungal diseases. Providing good air circulation around the plant can help prevent moisture buildup and maintain a healthy environment for the Mother of Millions. 

Remember to consider your specific climate and conditions when it comes to Kalanchoe delagoensis care, and make adjustments accordingly to your climate to ensure its optimal growth and well-being. 

Be sure to add Kalanchoe delagoensis Mother of Millions Plant to your collection today and elevate the beauty of your home or garden with this stunning-looking plant. 

Please read our full article on Mother of Millions to learn more about this amazing plant.

Bloom Season Winter
Botanical Name Kalanchoe delagoensis
Common Name Mother of Millions, Chandelier plant
Dormancy Summer
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Coral pink
Growth Habit Multibranched
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 44480
Mature Size 3.3 feet
Native Area Madagascar
Resistance 10 c °
Sun Exposure Partial sunlight

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Succulents are one of Mother Nature's most amazing creations, and Mother of Millions is one of the most popular succulents there is; its scientific name is Kalanchoe delagoensis (Formerly known as Bryophyllum delagoense).  It also goes by the names Chandelier Plant, Devil's Backbone, Alligator Plant, Kalanchoe tubiflora, and Mexican Hat Plant. This plant is frequently mistaken for the Kalanchoe laetivirens "Mother of Thousands," a related millions plant with bigger and broader leaves. 

The Mother of Millions plant gets its name from its unique ability to produce numerous babies along its leaf edges. These babies, also known as bulbils, resemble miniature versions of the parent plant. When they fall to the ground, they can take root and grow into new plants, hence the name "Mother of Millions." It's a perfect name that captures the plant's remarkable reproductive strategy. 

The Mother of Millions plant is a captivating succulent plant that originates from Madagascar. It has gained popularity as a houseplant due to its unique characteristics. This chandelier plant showcases a thick erect stem that can grow up to 3.3 feet, and fleshy leaves that grow in clusters, forming an attractive rosette shape. The leaves are primarily green, adorned with intriguing reddish-brown spots.  

The Mother of Millions plant produces clusters of small, tubular flowers. These flowers can vary in color, ranging from shades of pink, red, or orange. When the plant blooms, it creates a beautiful display of colorful flowers that add a vibrant touch to its overall appearance. The flowers are typically held above the foliage on tall stalks, creating an eye-catching sight. Baby plants and flowers are a lovely bonus that enhances the Mother of Millions' charm, even though they are primarily recognized for their distinctive leaf propagation method (by leaf margins) or stem cuttings. 

With proper care and attention, the Kalanchoe delagoensis can be a stunning addition to any succulent plant collection. The distinctive appearance and fascinating reproductive process of this mother plant make it an intriguing and captivating plant to nurture and enjoy. These species' ability to reproduce vegetatively, drought tolerance, and popularity as garden or potted plants have led to their invasive weed or invasive species in eastern Australia, South Africa, and many Pacific islands.

Watering Needs 

When it comes to watering the Mother of Millions of plants, it's important to strike the right balance. This succulent plant prefers a watering routine that allows the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can be detrimental to the Kalanchoe plant's health, as it can lead to root rot. It's recommended to water the Mother of Millions thoroughly, allowing the water to soak through the soil, and then wait until the top inch or so of the soil is dry before watering again. This allows your Devil's backbone plant to receive the moisture it needs while preventing excess water retention. 

It's worth noting that the watering frequency may vary depending on factors such as the climate, temperature, and humidity levels. During the growing season, which is typically spring, the Mother of Millions may require more frequent watering. However, during the dormant period in summer, it's important to reduce watering and allow the plant to rest. 

Remember to always observe the moisture levels of the soil and adjust your watering schedule accordingly to ensure the optimal health of your Mother of Millions plant. 

Light Requirements

The Mother of Millions plant thrives in bright, indirect light conditions. It enjoys soaking up the sun's rays, but direct sun can be too intense and may cause the leaves to burn or become discolored. Placing the plant near a window where it can receive bright, filtered light is ideal. 

If you notice that your chandelier plant leaves are stretching or leaning toward the light source, it's a sign that the Mother of Millions plant may need more light, or it may be getting too little light. On the other hand, if the mother of Million leaves starts turning yellow or brown, it could indicate that the plant is receiving too much direct sunlight. Finding the right balance of light will help your Kalanchoe delagoensis Mother of Millions plant grow healthy and vibrant. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The Mother of Millions plant prefers well-drained soil that allows excess water to flow out easily. A mixture of succulent potting soil and perlite or coarse sand works well to provide the right balance of moisture retention and drainage in a pot with several drainage holes. Moisture can be a real killer, leading to root and stem rot in no time flat. But fear not, my fellow green thumbs! Planet Desert has got your back with our specialized succulent potting mix that includes 5 natural substrates with organic mycorrhizae perfect for promoting healthy roots and happy Kalanchoe delagoensis. Avoid using heavy or compacted soil that can lead to waterlogged roots. 

When it comes to fertilizing the Mother of Millions plant, a balanced fertilizer formulated for succulents can be used. During the growing season in spring, you can fertilize them once a year. However, it's important to dilute the fertilizer to half or a quarter strength of NPK (5-10-5) to prevent overfeeding, as succulents have lower nutrient requirements compared to other plants. 

During the dormant period in fall and winter, it's best to refrain from fertilizing altogether. Remember to always follow the instructions and adjust the frequency and strength of fertilization based on the specific needs of your Mother of Millions plant. 

Hardiness Zone & More

The Mother of Millions plant is generally hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. It prefers warm temperatures and can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it thrives best in temperatures between 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In terms of humidity, the Mother of Millions plant is adaptable and can tolerate a range of humidity levels. It can withstand both dry conditions and moderate humidity. However, it's important to avoid excessive humidity, as it can increase the risk of fungal diseases. Providing good air circulation around the plant can help prevent moisture buildup and maintain a healthy environment for the Mother of Millions. 

Remember to consider your specific climate and conditions when it comes to Kalanchoe delagoensis care, and make adjustments accordingly to your climate to ensure its optimal growth and well-being. 

Be sure to add Kalanchoe delagoensis Mother of Millions Plant to your collection today and elevate the beauty of your home or garden with this stunning-looking plant. 

Please read our full article on Mother of Millions to learn more about this amazing plant.

Bloom Season Winter
Botanical Name Kalanchoe delagoensis
Common Name Mother of Millions, Chandelier plant
Dormancy Summer
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Coral pink
Growth Habit Multibranched
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 44480
Mature Size 3.3 feet
Native Area Madagascar
Resistance 10 c °
Sun Exposure Partial sunlight

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