Kalanchoe daigremontiana. Mexican hat plants (also known as 'Devil's Backbone' or 'Mother of Thousands') are a great example of asexual reproduction. Each 'parent' plant produces numerous 'baby' plants along the edge of the leaves. Each 'baby' is formed with leaves and roots, eventually falling off and rooting easily in the soil below.
Grow at room temperature in bright but not direct light. Water around once a week, once soil is dry, do not over-water.
As the plantlets easily fall off the parent plant it is likely they will separate during transit, however within a few weeks more plantlets will have been produced. As a result please ensure you order with plenty of time if you wish to show the plantlets on the plant to a class.
Available as a pack of 20 plantlets or a single 'mother' plant in 9cm pot. (All pots are re-used and re-usable)
Was disappointed with the plant on arrival the ‘compost’ was dry and no longer in the pot, thankfully the plant and pot were in a sealed bag. Two of the larger leaves were broken. I ordered 60 offspring, intending our Early Years children to plant, care for and take one home, unfortunately they aren’t all rooting so we may have to rethink our plans. The parcel did arrive quickly, within a week of ordering.
Heard about these plants at work and was quite intrigued, upon searching for the plant, I found Darwin Biological. Plant arrived well packaged with only slight soil spillage. It arrived about a week after I ordered, blaming the post office for that, as they are a bit random regarding deliveries.
Got way more than I ordered. All healthy and thriving. Arrived in good time with no damage. Very happy
Very healthy plants, well packaged and protected from damage in the post.
Very happy customer
Healthy plants, well packaged. Arrived in good time.