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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They are absolutely gorgeous as a cut flower in a tall stemmed green vase. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat We hope you find this new site informative and useful. Kalanchoe Crassulacees de Madagascar. Earth Laughs in Flowers. Published date of profile: The names Bryophyllum tubiflorum and Kalanchoe tubiflora are widely used in horticultural as well as botanical works to refer to K.

Criterion Books, pp. They grow everywhere, delaogensis need dirt, they grow, among the spines of cacti, in orchid bark, between the leaves of bromeliads, in leaf litter on a cement patio, as well as in every pot within 15 m of the mother plant.

The plants hybridize easily with several others species especially with Kalanchoe daigremontiana and Kalanchoe rosei.

Kalanchoe delagoensis (chandelier plant)

It is present in pastures, grasslands, open woodlands and disturbed land in subtropical, tropical and warmer temperate regions.

University of the West Indies, Manual of the flowering plants of Hawaii.


Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. This succulent produces its offspring at the tips of its tubular leaves but every part of it will root and grow new plants. Please answer these simple questions: Produces umbels of trumpet-shaped cm long salmon to scarlet flowers that dangle in kalamchoe from the top of the plant. This will delagoejsis to cover some expenses needed to maintain the website and its further development.

Leaves are simple, usually ternate, sub-cylindrical, up to 6 inches 15 cm long, up to 0.

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.

The flowers last about 5 weeks so it is well worthwhile trying to get some.

Biological Control Witt and Rajaonarison surveyed insects in the native range of this species in Madagascar, and identified Osphilia tenuipes, Rhembastus sp. Chandelier plant, Mother of Thousands and mother of millions.

Because this species reproduces sexually by seeds and asexually by plantlets, the likelihood of invading new habitats remains high. Please note that all images are copyright of the author.

Kalanchoe delagoensis (Chandelier Plant)

Recent studies circumscribe the family Crassulaceae into three sub-families: Seeds are minute and can be easily dispersed by wind and water. Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of Crassulaceae inferred from matK sequence data. 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.


The plant’s capability for vegetative reproduction, its resistance to drought, and its popularity as a garden plant, have allowed the plant to become an invasive weed in places such as eastern Australia and many Pacific islands. Kindly consider support this website by giving a small donation. As a succulent plant, this species can survive prolonged periods of drought with little or no water. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Charles Darwin Foundation, Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, The impact of fire, and its potential role in limiting the distribution of Bryophyllum delagoense Crassulaceae in southern Africa.

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Whistler and Steele, Whistler WA, Steele O, Flora of North America Editorial Committee. GPS co-ordinates are also welcomed!

Cultural Control Witt and Nongogo speculated that low frequency and intensity of fire in Australia compared with Africa contributes to the invasiveness of K. Witt and Nongogo speculate that this is because ddelagoensis a reduction in intensity and frequency of fires in Australia, and that fire may inhibit invasion potential in southern Africa.

New Hawaiian plant records for Assessment of invasive naturalized plants in south-east Queensland. Karthala Charles Darwin Foundation,