What is Mother of Millions Plant?
Mother of millions (Kalanchoe daigremontiana) is a succulent plant native to Madagascar. The plant has fleshy, oval-shaped leaves with small teeth along their edges. The leaves can be purple or green in color, and the scale-like surface make them look almost metallic. These plants produce clusters of pink flowers on tall stems above the foliage, though they may not bloom until they mature two to three years after planting. Mother of millions are often grown as houseplants due to their low maintenance needs and attractive appearance.
How To Propagate Mother Of Millions Plant?
Propagating mother of millions is relatively easy and can be done through several methods including stem cuttings and leaf cuttings. Whichever method you choose, it’s important to use sharp scissors or pruners when harvesting your cutting from the parent plant – this will help prevent any damage from occurring during the process.
The first option for propagating mother of millions is by taking stem cuttings from an existing adult plant – these should be about 6 inches long with at least four sets of leaves along its length. Once harvested, allow the cutting to dry out overnight before placing it into well-draining soil such as cactus/succulent mix or perlite so that no moisture remains on its surface (this helps reduce risk for rot). After planting your stem cutting deep enough so that only two sets of leaves remain above ground level, lightly pat down the soil around it and water thoroughly but not excessively; too much water can lead to fungal diseases like root rot which could kill your newly planted cutting! Finally, place it in a warm spot with indirect sunlight and wait for new growth, which usually happens within 2-4 weeks, depending upon environmental conditions like temperature and humidity levels.
Leaf cuttings are another way you can propagate mother of millions plants:
– Simply remove individual leaflets from one side near the base where each leaf connects directly onto a stem (carefully avoid selecting leaflets that have already have begun growing roots). Allow these pieces to dry overnight before pressing them gently into dampened potting mix (leaves should just barely touch soil)
– Then cover the container with plastic wrap allowing some air circulation yet preventing excessive drying out
– Finally, place the container in bright indirect light source, such as east facing window sill inside the home
– Once rooted, plants will form clumps which can eventually be potted up separately
– Take care not to overwater young seedlings because this could cause rotting at the base area
– Also keep away drafts especially when temperatures drop below 60F degrees since cold shock might severely stunt the development process.
Propagation by both leaf & stem cuttings are a good option when looking at how to grow more mother of millions plants & increase collection size without having to purchase additional specimens. This method offers a larger degree of control over the desired outcome due to careful selection & placement techniques used while growing. From the seedling stage all way through maturity there, certain factors need to be considered to ensure successful propagation takes hold Lastly, remember patience is key to success since the time required varies greatly based on the number of variables present.