Kalanchoe delagoensis Eckl. & Zeyh. (Syn: Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Druce; Bryophyllum tubiflorum Harv.; Bryophyllum verticillatum (S. Elliot) A. Berger; Geaya purpurea Constantin & Poisson; Kalanchoe tubiflora (Harv.) R.-Hamet; Kalanchoe verticillata S. Elliot)     
Chandelier Plant, Mother of Thousands; 

Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Pune private garden
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  ?Cacti
Height/Length- about 2 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- i do not see
flowers – light brown globulus petals I think 

Yes Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Druce (syn: Kalanchoe tubiflora Raym.-Hamet; Bryophyllum tubiflorum Harv.)

Commonly known as Mother of Thousands




Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Druce SN Aug 34 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Druce.
Ornamental succulent under shrub introduced from Africa, observed in Yercaud, Tamilnadu

Thanks … for interesting upload.. 


id : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Its growing in wild condition on degarded concretes
Collected from Agartala, Melarmath Tripura

Bryophyllum tubiflorum

This plant looks like Kalanchoe tubiflora (Crassulaceae?).

yes but a slight correction of typo. its Bryophyllum tubiflorum or even Kalanchoe tubiflorum or Kalanchoe delagoensis “Mother of Thousands” Chandelier plant.  A favorite of teachers at out Hort to give to new students. they can be very generous with these plantlets!!!! I have a small one now. last year there were thousands that spontaneously came up when i got some soil from a succulent nursery to top off some of my cactii..




SK893 09 DEC-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Date: 9 August 2013

Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Druce
Not listed in Nepal  



080818BHAR01 Small plant : 12 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)- around 600 kb each. 
Found in Horsley hills of Eastern ghats. AP.


Klanachoe tubifera, mother of millions. related kalanchoe delagoensis with wider leaves has the same colloquial name.
has these plant-lets on the leaves  by the thousands, that drop off and start a new plant spreading like wild fire.
a long ethnobotanical history in native lands, the west is just waking up ti its potential and are now investigating them for antioxidant and anti -mitotic activities but it is still a pest so should be planted with care

The plant under discussion is Bryophyllum delagoense, which is also known as Kalanchoe delagoensis. It is an exotic with weedy tendency. Nice images.
I wonder how …  arrived at such a casual conclusion that it is “Klanachoe tubifera” and that the “related kalanchoe delagoensis” has wider leaves. One should be careful before jumping to conclusions.

gee wiz typos sorry, heres the correction /s. Kalanchoe tubiflora mother of millions plant in this case === another one of these mother of millions has wider leaves called Kalanchoe diagremontiana === not casual thought if you must know…. i know these plants and several other related ones… because the soil i got once had these as contaminants, and i had several years of wonderment and then hard work to get rid of them by pulling each one out by hand, not an easy task. 


Hemionitis arifolia







PS: There could be more than one plant species.
One of the flowering plant (bluish purple) resemble Cyanotis tuberosa – Greater cat ears
On the last photograph – Road kill – Chameleon this time
(While we were photographing this plant, we noticed a chameleon half dead in road accident. Before we arrived another high speed vehicle silenced this lizard. My fellow nature photographers post chameleon sightings regularly and this species was in my wish list from many years. Its really sad, I have to see many of the species in my wish list in road kills. Here in Chamundi hill forests even fully grown leopards are not spared from speeding vehicles. In forests we should respect all living creatures and let them live.
Pls check this link for more road kill encounters
A death statistics that would have been ignored by the Traffic Department…… After all, isn’t man the only supreme being ??? 
Let’s hear it from Shakespeare who said: O judgement, thou hast fled to bruitish beasts! (Oh God…, you are in favour of brutal killers) & Albert Einstein “Our Task must be to widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty” Live and let live..
Date/Time- 8/9 Sep 2010
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Chamundi hills, Mysore,  elev – 3054 feet
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild, rocky slopes, Forest
Height/Length- 30 cms

1,2, 4 pics are Kalanchoe delagoensis
3rd is a fern called Hemionitis arifolia.
5,6 are Chameleon

Many thanks for the Id help – 

Kalanchoe delagoensis (


Here is a brief summary on  this ill-famed  plant. 

delagoensis (mother-of-millions) is invasive weed, 
succulent plant native to Madagascar, 
displaces native plants, 

Class 2 pest plant under the Land Protection, 

contains bufadienolide cardiac glycosides which can cause cardiacpoisoning, particularly in grazing animals. During 1997, 125 head of cattle died after eating mother-of-millions 

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.

Certainly an unwelcome guest to Chamundi forest hills.

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