A mother of thousands from Alissa, Arizona

Wondering what type of plant this is. It only blooms in the spring. It was given to a neighbor was given the plant.



this is a popular houseplant in the USA and hardy only in frost-free areas.  It is Kalanchoe diagremontiana, often called ‘mother of thousands plant’ because numerous tiny baby plants form around the edges of the leaf, even growing roots, then they fall off and grow into new plants.  Many people have not seen the great flowers, but they usually do flower in the winter or early spring when the plant is old enough.

The genus name is pronounced: Cal-en-koh-eee [not cal-anch-oh!] and it is native to East Africa and Madagascar.

Dr. Steven R. Hill, SCNPS Botanist


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