Mother of Thousands
Kalanchoe daigremontiana

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Succulent fertilizer (e.g. N3-P6-K12).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity poisonous


Climate savanne



Other common names Devil's Backbone, Alligator Plant, Mexican Hat Plant
Family Crassulaceae
Other scientific names Lantana aculeata, Lantana armata, Lantana mista, Bryophyllum daigremontianum, Kalanchoe daigremontianum


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • pink
  • pale pink
Leaf color
  • green