There are many cute little names for succulents, especially new ones that grow on adult plants. We might call them babies and refer to the adult as the mom. Botanically, they’re referred to as offsets, as they grow from the mature plant. … Tiny pups eventually grow from the healthy, properly positioned adult plant.
Secondly, what should I do with my Mother of Thousands babies?
Propagation is easy work with a Mother of Thousands since the plant does much of the work for you. Somewhere along its evolutionary line, the Mother of Thousands plant lost the ability to produce seeds, so now it relies solely on plantlets. Carefully pull off the small plantlets and repot them in a cactus potting mix.
Thereof, is Mother of Thousands a succulent?
Native to southwestern Madagascar, the mother-of-thousands is also a popular succulent for the home, and thrives in warm, dry landscapes. It does not flower frequently, or reliably, but when it does, the blossoms are stunning.
When should I remove my succulents offshoots?
Remove the succulent babies prematurely, and you put it at risk to fail. I recommend waiting until the offsets are about half the size of the mother plant before removing them.
Use a sharp knife to cut off the baby right at the base of the stem. Leave other babies attached if they haven’t grow large enough yet. A baby will generally grow larger faster when it’s still attached to the mother plant.
As the plant goes dormant towards the winter months, it will drop some plantlets. You can also use a light touch to see if any are ready to come free from the leaf on their own. Don’t apply much pressure, just a light touch, and if it’s ready it’ll come right off.
The difference between the two can be found in the shape of their leaves. Mother of Thousands have wider, broader leaves that grow in pairs, and plantlets appearing along the edges of the leaves. Mother of Millions have narrow leaves with plantlets appearing at the ends or the tips of the leaves.
It’s native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Madagascar. The slow-growing mother of thousands can only be grown outdoors in hotter regions, such as Florida and Hawaii; it rarely flowers indoors.