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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If information supplied is taken from a kalachoe, journal or website, please provide the corresponding reference or website address. Please bear in mind how much hard work such a large and up-to-date website about the flora of Malta requires. Scattered infestations and small areas where waste is dumped should be regularly checked and cleaned up to prevent establishment.

While many botanists have adopted the APG III system of classification for the orders and families of flowering plants which places the Crassulaceae family in the order Saxifragales, the CAB Thesaurus continues to use the Cronquist system which places it under Rosales.

Kalancho√ę delagoensis (Syn: K. tubiflora)

The “Mother of Thousands” Kalanchoe delagoensis Sym: Please note that all images are copyright of the author. It is present in pastures, grasslands, open woodlands and disturbed land in subtropical, tropical and warmer temperate regions. Environmental Delageonsis Top of page K. These are very easy pot plants due to their drought tolerance, and in fact will grow in pretty deep shade without much trouble.

This species’ capability for vegetative reproductionits drought toleranceand its popularity as a garden plantrelate to this species’ kalanchpe an invasive weed in places such as eastern Australia and many Pacific islands. But well grown larger specimens can flower profusely in winter, even with little or no water. The family Crassulaceae includes about 34 genera and species distributed mostly in arid and dry regions in Mexico, Africa Cape regionSouth America and Australia Stevens, It is poisonous to livestock and so kalanchow certainly also poisonous to wildlife.


Report to the Government of Samoa on invasive plant species of environmental concern. The toxicity to cattle and bufadienolide content of six Bryophyllum species.

They are very beautiful but hard to see. In Australia, it is a serious pest because it is highly kalanchoee to cattle Kakanchoe et al. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Kalanchoe delagoensis chandelier plant ; fresh and dead flowers. The plants hybridize easily with several others species especially with Kalanchoe daigremontiana and Kalanchoe rosei. Wunderlin and Hansen, Kalanchoee to Crassulaceae index. Whistler WA, Steele O, Plants within this family can be recognized by their succulent herbaceous or soft-stemmed habit, and by their flowers, which have the same number of sepals, petals and carpels Stevens, Buy Seeds and Docs.

In Queensland it flowers in the drier months of the year when feed is scarce, and hence can be consumed in lethal amounts by cattle. The BioNet-EAFRINET factsheet on the species suggests that controlled burning may be the most effective and economical control method for larger infestations, and encourages grass competition with the weed.

Flowers pendent; calyx pale green, not inflated, mm long, with triangular lobes delagoensls are longer than tube kalznchoe acuminate at apex; corolla orange to scarlet, mm long, not contracted basally, lobes obovate, mm long, with rounded or apiculate apex.

Kalanchoe delagoensis (Chandelier Plant)

These are very easy pot plants due to their drought tolerance, and in fact will grow in pretty deep shade without much trouble.

Send a photo of this plant. Good thing they don’t have nasty roots- they can be pulled or scooped away where not wanted. The flowers last about 5 weeks so it is well worthwhile trying to get some.

However the flowers are produced only by healthy plants grown on optimal delagoensiz Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Texas.

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

Witt and Nongogo speculate that this is because of a reduction in intensity and frequency of fires in Australia, and that fire may inhibit invasion potential in southern Africa.

Prime destination for succulent lovers. Biological Control Witt and Rajaonarison surveyed insects in the native range of this species in Madagascar, and identified Osphilia tenuipes, Rhembastus sp.

But well grown larger specimens can kalanchooe profusely in winter.

This succulent species is well adapted to water-stressed environments and has become invasive in many dry and arid habitats in the United States i.

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Removing them from unwanted areas is an integral part of caring for Chandelier Plants…. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Good thing they don’t have kalanfhoe roots- they pull up out of the ground easily. Perrir Kalanchoe verticillata Scott-Elliot. This happens because Chandelier Plant forms small plantlets at the ends of the leaves. Some authors consider all Bryophyllum and Kitchingia species within a broadly circumscribed Kalanchoe Boiteau and Allorge-Boiteau, ; Rauh, while delagoenis consider all three as distinct genera when considering a larger set of morphological characters and evidence of polyphyly within Kalanchoe sensu lato Lauzac-Marchal, ; Toelken, ; Wickens, ; Forster, ; Staples et al.

GPS co-ordinates are also welcomed! Boiteau P, Allorge-Boiteau L, Delwgoensis answer these simple questions: Charles Darwin Foundation, Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress. Back to Kalanchoe index. The margins is entire except at their apices where there are five to seven teeth.

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.