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Mother of thousands

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2004
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by Sami on September 22, 2004 06:04 AM
I have 2 mother of thousands. Over the last week or so, the bottom leaves have began to shrivel & fall off. Also, I read that these are annuals. I've had mine for a long time. How can it be considered an annual? One more thing. I was planning on putting them in the ground, in my rock garden but just read that they don't live through frost. Would it be a good idea to leave them in pots & bring them in during the winter? It said that they bloom in the late winter...should it stay outside for that or bring it indoors? Does anyone know about these plants?

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by gardenmom32210 on September 22, 2004 06:26 AM
Around here they come back every year. I'm on the border between 8 & 9.

Karen [grin]
by Newt on September 23, 2004 02:14 AM
Hi Sami,
It's considered an annual because it will produce it's babies and be killed off by frost. Since the freezing temps will kill it, you could place it in the rock garden in it's pot in late spring and then pull the pot to bring in for the winter. Keep it in a bright spot and it should bloom for you in the house. The botanical name is Kalanchoe daigremontiana or Bryophyllum daigremontianum. You can find more info on them by searching with the botanical names at


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