Bryophyllum daigremontianum (Raym.-Hamet & H.Perrier) Berg.

Mother of Millions

Erect, succulent perennial herb mostly to about 0.5 m tall. Leaves simple, lanceolate, more or less flat, to about 12 cm long, 4 cm wide,margin with teeth alternating with plantlet-bearing spurs, lower surface mottled with purple. Flowers dusky violet; winter to spring.

B. manginii Raym.-Hamet &H. Perrier from Madagascar is occasionally grown; it has obovate leaves to about 3 cm long and 1 cm wide and bright red flowers.

Grown mostly for the unusual plantlets on the leaf edges.


Source: Stajsic, V.; Spencer, R.; Forster, P.; Thompson, A. (2002). Crassulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Crassulaceae
genus        Bryophyllum Salisb.