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Mother of Thousands



Native to Madagascar, the Mother of Thousands is an amazing foliage plant. Also known as Kalanchoe daigremontiana, this plant rarely blooms when kept indoors. However, small plantlets develop on the tips of leaves, which make this plant exceptionally mesmerizing.

Not to mention, the common name, ‘Mother of Thousands,’ comes from the exceptionally attractive baby plantlets that grow along the edge of its large leaves. This incredibly unusual plant is also known as Mexican Hat Plant, Alligator Plant, and Devil’s Backbone.

Furthermore, this might surprise you more that these plantlets make propagation easier. However, Kalanchoe is also an invasive species in the world. Due to this reason, gardeners consider using containers the best way to grow Mother of Thousands.

You will be amazed to know that the Mother of Thousands is one of the most drought-tolerant plants to grow. Therefore, if you’re a gardening novice, Mother of Thousands is a perfect beginner’s plant for you. Moreover, if you grow Kanachoe outdoors in 9b to 11b USDA plant hardiness zones, i.e. 25-50 degrees Fahrenheit, it will produce small yet grayish pink flowers in winters.