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Kalanchoe delagoensis – Common names ‘Mother of Millions’ or ‘Chandelier Plant’. Tube like grey-green leaves with purple blotches. Tiny plantlets form on leaf. Kalanchoe delagoensis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli “Mother of Thousands” This plant gets a lot of attention from visitors for its archetectural accents. K. delagoensis is an aggressive weed with a high invasive potential. It is present in pastures, grasslands, open woodlands and disturbed land.

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Cultivated for agricultural or horticultural purposes but can be found in the wild as an escapee.

Invasive plants in Cuba. Perrier Kalanchoe tubiflora Harvey Raym.

Wild Plants of Malta & Gozo – Plant: Kalanchoe delagoensis (Mother of Millions)

Criterion Books, pp. It is best to grow them delagoeniss over the summer in an oversized pot so they grow large quickly with the extra fertilizing.

Kapanchoe to Kalanchoe index. Parts of Kalankoe delagoensis is toxic, it contains a cardiac glycoside — daigremontianin. Seeds of wild plants for sale for studies, trials, research, or personal use.

Kalanchoe delagoensis (Chandelier Plant) | World of Succulents

The species is included in the Global Compendium of Weeds Randall,and as with many other Kalanchoe species, it reproduces both sexually by seeds and asexually by plantlets Moran, Small infestations of K. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 Jul. Physiology and Phenology K.


A geographical checklist of the Micronesian dicotyledonae. Removing them from unwanted areas is an integral part of caring for Chandelier Plants…. Silva Vieria RM da, Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies.

Kalanchoe delagoensis – Chandelier Plant

Leaf width varies a lot, with plants in moist shade having wider, flat leaves and those in dry sand having the narrowest and most “tubular” leaves. In Australia, the South African citrus thrip Scirtothrips aurantii has been used as a biological control agent of Kalanchoe species.

Seeds can germinate for some years after production. American Journal of Botany, 88 1: It is poisonous to livestock kslanchoe so almost certainly also poisonous to wildlife. Submit further info on this species. Kalanchoe delagoensis Photo by: The stem is erect, up to 3. They have to be fairly large to bloom, and a large potful of them in bloom can be spectacular.

Please report only Maltese locations for plants that indicated as rare or very rare refer to the Nomenclature section. Schinz Bryophyllum tubiflorum Harv.


Bryophyllum x houghtonii has small boat-shaped or folded leaves that have numerous marginal notches, while B. Flora of the Marquesas islands. All members of Kalanchoe are toxic for livestock, birds, small animals and humans.

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They are absolutely gorgeous as a cut flower in a tall stemmed green vase. The cool temperature along with the shorter days at the back of the Solarium where the light levels are relatively low stimulate the production of abundant flower buds. Crassulacean acid metabolism in Kalanchoe species collected in various climatic zones of Madagascar: Notes on the naturalised flora of Queensland, 3. Whistler and Steele, Assessment of invasive naturalized plants in south-east Queensland. Plants die back after blooming and new shoots can arise from the roots.

Australian Veterinary Journal, 64 Both Kalanchoe delagoense and its hybrids easily escapes from garden and are noxious weeds in many tropical country. See all synonyms of Kalanchoe delagoensis.