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Kalanchoe daigremontiana


Kalanchoe daigremontiana Raym.-Hamet & H.Perrier

Family Name: Crassulaceae
Synonyms: Bryophyllum daigremontianum
Common Name: Mother-of-Millions


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 0.3 m to 1.2 m
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 0.4 m


Native Distribution Madagascar
Native Habitat Terrestrial

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Green Roof, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Silver Garden, Rockery / Desert Garden
Usage Hazard - Cons Toxic Upon Ingestion, Irritant - Sap

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Little Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Easy to Grow, Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
Maintenance Requirements Low
Propagation Method Stem Cutting, Leaf Cutting, Aerial Plantlet


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Red, Silver / Grey
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Thick
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Opposite
Foliar Margin Serrate / Toothed
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

Non - Foliar and Storage

Specialised Storage Organ(s) Aboveground

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Green, Pink, Purple
Flowering Period Rarely
Flowering Habit Polycarpic

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Master ID 29139
Species ID 3448
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Species record last updated on: 23 February 2022.