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Kalanchoe delagoensis

Description:

This plant grows in straight stalks up to 4' tall. It has tubular leaves that each propagate many tiny little new plants, so it spreads easily over an open area and has become a toxic weed in parts of Australia; it has a cardiac poison in it that can kill grazing cattle!

Habitat:

Kalanchoe delagoensis is a succulent plant native to Madagascar. The plant's capability for vegetative reproduction, its resistance to drought, and its popularity as a garden plant, have allowed the plant to become an invasive weed in places such as eastern Australia and many Pacific islands.

1 Species ID Suggestions

fattytuna
fattytuna 10 years ago
Mother-of-Millions
Bryophyllum delagoense Weeds Australia - Weed Identification - Mother-of-Millions


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11 Comments

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Just this year I noticed these plants along the roadside near the beach (doesn't mean they haven't been there longer, I just took notice this year!) They are very pretty alongside the road but I had no idea that they were so invasive-thanks for the information!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

fattytuna -- I finally went and actually looked around this plant and discovered thousands of little ones! So I spent an hour pulling these out of the ground. Thanks again for your warning on invasiveness!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Ashish -- muchisimas gracias!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Hahaha... Ava you make me remind of Clint Eastwood's Movie name... Any Which Way You Can...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Welcome...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion Ashish. I've put it into El Color Rojo because I'm trying to learn Spanish.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Add to Red Colour mission too.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Hi Ava T-B, I created a Southern California Wildlife Mission! You can submit many of your spottings there! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7964...

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 10 years ago

What a beauty!! breathtaking !

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Thanks fattytuna for the ID and for the warning. This plant doesn't seem too rampant in it's growth here (California) but I will keep it much more contained than I was planning to.

fattytuna
fattytuna 10 years ago

I'm not sure of its status in the US, but in Australia, these plants are considered as invasive. I would make sure that it is confined to your garden only.

Ava T-B
Spotted by
Ava T-B

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 2, 2011
Submitted on Dec 2, 2011

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