Flowering succulent

by Joanne Avant
(Driftwood, Texas)

These started coming up in my greenhouse about three years ago. They are seemingly spontaneously coming up at will in various separated pots. They all stayed fairly small until this year when they appeared in an old lobelia tray (that resprouts each spring so I leave it alone). I went out to water this pm and whoa, the huge one, that had come up in its own pot and was very leggy so I had placed it on a high shelf so it could lean on the other plants, was blooming. I have never seen ANY blooms on these. What is it???

I added photos but all the photo numbers here look the same so I can email them to you if you haven't received.

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Dec 22, 2019
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

What a nice surprise! This is Kalanchoe daigremontiana, the Mother of Thousands, and if you look at the edges of the leaves you'll see why it's called that.

This, no doubt, is where they came from.

Most likely you brought them in unknowingly in the soil of another plant, as this is typical of the sneaky things. They hitch a ride on other plants to move around.

More on these plants here; Kalanchoe daigremontiana.

Just in case that's not it, look at this page too; Kalanchoe delagoensis.

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