Erect, succulent, hairless perennial to about 1 m tall. Leaves simple, opposite at first but alternate or in whorls of 3 on older shoots, mottled grey-green, cylindrical, the tip bearing small plantlets. Flowers pendulous, pale orange to magenta with spreading lobes; winter to spring. [b. tubiflorum Harv., Kalanchoe delagoensis Eckl. &Zeyh., Kalanchoe tubiflora (Harv.) Raym.-Hamet]
The fertile hybrid B. ×houghtonii (B. daigremontianum × B. delagoense), Hybrid Mother of Millions, is intermediate between its parents. These hybrids are quite widely naturalised in Qld but not so abundant as B. delagoense. Both are toxic to stock.
S Africa. Naturalised in Qld, where it is a weed in many parts of the SE, also in NSW.
Source: (2002). Crassulaceae. In: . 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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, March 2019