Kalanchoe delagoensis, commonly known as Chandelier Plant or Mother of Millions, is an upright succulent with a single stem that bears sub-cylindrical leaves with small plantlets at the end. This offers an unusual effect in the container or even in a portion of the sunny garden. Chandelier Plant is hardy in drought-stricken, desert areas where thriving plant life may be limited. This species can exist on limited seasonal rainfall, storing water for existence due to succulent capabilities.
It is easy to grow the Chandelier Plant, but you have to learn to control its spread as a part of caring. Growing this plant can be worth all this trouble when you know how to keep it under control, especially when the orange blooms appear.
Growing Conditions and General Care
For those with more hospitable conditions, learning how to grow Chandelier Plant and keep it within bounds may include growing it in a large container. While drought and heat-resistant, the plant is adaptable to moist growing conditions and will often recover from a mild winter freeze.
Chandelier Plant care often includes removing small plants that have jumped from the container into the ground or another pot. When these are dislodged, they immediately take root and begin growing in any available soil. Therefore, removing them from unwanted areas is an integral part of caring for Chandelier Plants.
Propagating Chandelier Plant is simple. If you do not have more new starts than you need, new plants can be easily started from almost any part of the mother plant.
When not properly kept under control, this plant can quickly become invasive in southern parts of the United States and more southern areas, taking an area that should be left for native plants. The responsible gardener will practice appropriate Chandelier Plant care when growing this specimen. Container growing is often the safest and easiest way to grow this plant.
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