Scientific name: Kalanchoe delagoensi
Common name: Mother of Millions, Chandelier Plant
The propagator has leaves covered in dark green spots. The spots become darker as it gets more sun. It rarely blooms, so watch for orange flowers.
Quick Look at Kalanchoe delagoensi
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 36 in (91.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 12 in (30.5 cm) wide
- Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F | -1.1°C)
- Not cold-hardy
- Cuttings, leaves, offests
- Can be toxic to people and pets
- Summer dormant
General Care for Kalanchoe delagoensi “Mother of Millions”
Kalanchoe delagoensi “Mother of Millions” is perfect for xeriscaped yards. It grows well in container gardens. Because it is so easy to grow, care should be given to where the plant is planted.
“Mother of Millions” has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Our free watering cheat sheet will show you how to tell if your plants are getting too much water and how to save it.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F, it’s best to plant “Mother of Millions” in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
Often Mistaken For
“Mother of Thousands” is the name of the woman.
How to Propagate Kalanchoe delagoensi “Mother of Millions”
The “Mother of Millions” is a propagator that is often considered noxious due to its ability to spread quickly and easily.
The “Mother of Millions” can be grown with a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant and allow it to grow for a few days before planting. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
Pull gently from the mother plant’s leaf to remove a plantlet.
There are lots of things you can do with the babies. If you allow the plantlet to sit for a day or two, you can place it on well-draining soil.
You can treat the plantlets like seeds. Place them on well-draining soil and cover them with clear plastic to make a small greenhouse. They can be grown under the plastic film until they form roots and can be replanted into a different planter.