Kalanchoe daigremontiana - mother of thousands
What an apt name for this plant to show its characteristics! Maybe it can still be called 'mother of millions'. We have lots of this in our property in the province, and sometimes i have to haul them distance away to the edge of the property just to be sure they will spread there and not near the house. Come rainy days and lots of them will always still appear. And it is not surprising, it is a succulent thriving on bad soils, neglect and dry climates. Solitude Rising requested it to be posted as he hasn't yet seen it . He posted another species, Kalanchoe pinnata, katakataka in local dialect here.
leaves at the left will still grow the plantlets or maybe already dropped them compared to the top right where some nodes still have the plantlets still attached. Bottom right is a different species (katakataka in Pilipino), just to compare the leaf difference. It also grows plantlets on its grooves.
a mature plant already about to flower
plantlets growing on every leaf notch
three stalks branched out from a single plant with each leaf having lots of plantlets; a baby grassphopper at the bottom right might have been amazed with the amounts of plantlets too. I hope One of onenezz will see this cricket
I haven't seen any plant as productive as this! Vegetatively it produced a lot of individual plants and reproductively it has lots of flowers. If only food plants are same as this one, maybe we are assured of food in the future's future, and we will not be scared if our children's children will still have available food. Moreover, this plant can thrive in hot climates even with little water and also thrive on neglect. A climate unfavorable for most plants will still be welcomed by this plant.
Look at the numerous roots of the plantlets even still attached to the mother plant