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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Assessment of invasive naturalized plants in south-east Queensland.

Kalanchoe delagoensis is a perennial succulent, reproducing asexually by means of small plantlets borne at the ends of each leaf. However the flowers are produced only by healthy plants grown on optimal conditions: Systematique, Ecophysiologie et Phytochimie.

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Kalanchoe delagoensis (Chandelier Plant)

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Both Kalanchoe delagoense and its hybrids easily escapes from garden and are noxious weeds in many tropical country. Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress.


Habitat Top of page K. Please report only Maltese locations for kalancchoe that indicated as rare or very rare refer to the Nomenclature section. Due to intense vegetative reproduction, this plant rarely blooms. Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage free Soil reaction neutral Soil texture light medium Special soil tolerances infertile shallow. The margins is entire except at their apices where there are five to seven teeth.

Plants die back after blooming and new shoots can arise from the roots. Some species of Kalanchoe are characterized by the capability to produce plantlets in notches at the margin of the leaf blade The species K.

Kalanchoe delagoensis

Corrections for mistakes and errors in this plant profile. University of the West Indies, Bryophyllum delagoensis is unwelcome because it displaces native plants and contains bufadienolide cardiac glycosides [4] which can cause fatal poisoning, particularly in grazing animals like cattle. During the winter, consider a south-facing window.

Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, University of Guam Herbarium Contribution, In Australia, the South African citrus thrip Scirtothrips aurantii has been used as a biological control agent of Kalanchoe species. Invasive plants in Cuba. Checklist of Plants of the Mariana Islands. Prevention and Control Top of page Prevention The best form of invasive species control is prevention. Post hoc assessment of host plant use in a generalist invader: It has been introduced in many regions as an ornamental and has escaped from cultivated areas.


Kalanchoe delagoensis (chandelier plant)

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When invading grasslands and rangelands it replaces grasses and legumes, and can significantly reduce productivity of these areas. Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Eastern Africa, [ed.

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. We hope you find this new site informative and useful. Botanical survey of the Kwajalein Atoll Islands. Kalankoe delagoensis isn’t hardy to severe freeze, but seem to tolerate everything else.