This kalanchoe is one of 130 species of which there are annuals,
biennials, and perennial succulents. The Mother of Thousands is a
perennial, sometimes also called the Devil's Backbone, or Mexican
Hat Plant. The "babies" are adventitious plantlets on the toothed
margins of the leaf.
This plant can live for years and grow to three feet but it is a
good idea to renew the often leggy plant with the newer plantlets.
They tend to get top heavy.
The Mother of Thousands is a very drought resistant and can be
Potting soil should be on the dry and sandy side, well drained,
similar to a commercial cactus mix.
Generally this plant will grow with one straight stem but may branch
out if the top shoots are cut off.
Propagation is done by the tiny plantlets. Just by laying a mature
leaf on a bed of moist sandy soil the plantlets will root in. Or,
you can just take the plantlets off the leaf and place them on the
Kalanchoes requires good bright light if not full sun and not the
best of soil nor fertilizing......