Mother of Thousands
Kalanchoe sect. Bryophyllum

Care advice

Watering guidelines Keep the soil constantly slightly moist but never let it dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Succulent fertilizer (e.g. N3-P6-K12).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity poisonous


Climate steppe



Other common names Mother of Millions, Devil's Backbone, Pregnant Plant, Mexican Hat Plant, Flopper, Sotre-Sotry, Miracle Leaf, Sprouting Leaf, Leaf of Life, Resurrection Plant, Canterbury Bells, Chandelier Plant
Family Crassulaceae


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • green
  • red
Leaf color
  • gray
  • green