How to Grow & Care for Kalanchoe Delagoensis ‘Mother of Millions’ (2024)

Are you looking to grow fast-growing plants in your home garden? If yes, then why not try Kalanchoe Delagoensis? It is also known as Mother of Millions which is one of the less demanding succulents to grow at home. Do you know how to grow & care for Kalanchoe Delagoensis ‘Mother of Millions’? It can add a valuable addition to your garden with its amazing bushes.

Being a succulent lover, you have the choice to grow this plant in your home garden. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s proceed to know about how to grow & care for Kalanchoe delagoensis ‘Mother of Millions’.

Quick information

Scientific NameKalanchoe delagoensis
Common NameMother of Millions, Chandelier Plant, Mexican Hat
LightDirect sunlight
WateringWater when soil is completely dry
Temperature60 to 85ºF (15 to 29ºC)
Hardiness Zone10 to 12
Humidity40 to 50%
Soil TypeSandy, quick-draining
Soil pH6 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
FertilizingA balanced feed once a month in spring and summer
RepottingEvery 2 years
PruningSpring and summer
PropagationRoot in soil or with seed
ToxicityToxic to humans and pets
Mature Size42 inches as a houseplant
Bloom TimeWinter

What is Kalanchoe Delagoensis? 

Kalanchoe Delagoensis is also known as the ‘Mother of Millions’ plant. It is a commonly grown succulent that belongs to the Kalanchoe species.

They are recommended to grow outdoors for their amazing results. Most of the farmers like to grow this in their gardens as a hardy perennial. It is one of the drought-resistant plants. 

How to grow Kalanchoe Delagoensis ‘Mother of Millions’? 

These plants are even called chandelier plants which is one of the amazing succulents to grow at home. It tends to produce orange-colored flowers that look attractive. By placing them in a hot environment, you will keep the plant happy. So, why wait if you want to grow Kalanchoe Delagoensis, let’s move: 

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Via seeds: 

Step 1- First, you have to buy seeds from the market which gives you a reasonable price.

Step 2- Choose a well-drained container and peat moss potting mix to it. 

Step 3- Then by digging a hole in it, sowing the seeds in it. 

Step 4- Do not plant the seeds too deep as it can harm the growth of the plant.

Step 5- You have to be patient in this process as this may take more time in comparison with the propagation process. 

Step 6- When you observe sprouts, then you can replant them in another pot in its permanent space. 

This is how you are done with the process of growing Kalanchoe Delagoensis easily at home.

How to care for Kalanchoe Delagoensis ‘Mother of Millions’? 

Now you have grown your plant, it is time to know how to care for Kalanchoe Delagoensis ‘Mother of Millions’ with the help of the following tips: 

How to Grow & Care for Kalanchoe Delagoensis 'Mother of Millions'

Sunlight requirements 

  • These plants tend to grow in full sunlight for about 6 hours a day.
  • When you plant them outside, morning sunlight would be suitable for your plants.
  • Place them near a bright window to let them receive bright and indirect sunlight.
  • In the time of summer, feed them in the full sun with some shade too. 

Watering requirements 

  • You have to water only when the top layer of the soil is dry completely.
  • You will come to know when the container will feel light.
  • Watering them one to two times a week will be good. 
  • You can allow the excess water of the plant to drain out properly. 

Soil requirements

  • Kalanchoe Delagoensis ‘Mother of Millions’ grow properly in well-drained soil.
  • Do not keep the soil wet as it can cause root rot in the plant.
  • Make use of good potting mix, but also putting sand, and perlite to it so that the plant grows faster.
  • One of the best soil for these plants is sandy soil and loose soil. 

Fertilizer requirements 

  • It should not be there in their regular care routine. You can feed them one time in a month to see their growth.
  • Cactus fertilizer will be great for these plants.
  • Make sure not to use any chemicals in your plant as they will harm only.
  • The fertilizer ratio can be 3-1-3 with some amount of calcium, iron, etc to it. 

Pruning needs

  • Just like other plants, it needs to be pruned to let the plant attain a good size.
  • You can remove the dead and affected leaves from the plant.
  • Prune them at the time of spring or summer when the plant grows well.
  • For encouraging new growth in the plant, trim off the leaves that affect its growth. 
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Some of the problems of Kalanchoe Delagoensis ‘Mother of Millions’

Let’s throw some light on those problems and ways to prevent the plant. If you take the proper care and fulfill the needs of the mother of millions of plants there will be no chance they get attracted to any pest or disease.

Every plant has its benefits and drawbacks. Its growth comes along with some of the problems that are faced by the plant. The same is the case with the Kalanchoe Delagoensis plant. The following are some common problems you can face while planting Kalanchoe delagoensis.

Pests infestation

One of the common problems of these succulents is the attack of pests on the plant. They tend to attack the plant by sucking its fluid and serving their hunger. You have to remove them by rubbing the cotton on the leaves by adding alcohol to them. It will help you in preventing pests.

If the plant is getting attracted by any pest you need to use insecticide serial soap or neem oil on the leaves every month which will protect your plant from the pest. In the case of mealybugs, it will look like cottony masses on the leaves and stems of the plant. You can also find scale insects that look like brown bumps and to remove it you need to rub the leaves with alcohol. The plant is attracted by the aphids which are small green insects that are used to feed on the sap. 


The common disease the plant suffers is the development of black mildew On The Leaves which is caused when the air is too dry. To prevent it you need to use fungicidal spray and make sure to increase the humidity of the plant. Causing root rot if you keep the soil of the plant too wet which will start to turn the leaves of the plants soft and yellow. In case the roots are turning black and also have a bad smell which means that you need to cut the affected part of the plant.

Growing issues

Some of the growing problems ate droopy leaves and sick plants. It is because of the wrong supply of nutrients to plants. It indicated that the plant was not getting enough nutrients to grow itself. 

So, provide them with sufficient sunlight and water so that the plant thrives well. 

Brown leaves on the plant

Last but not least, another issue is the brown turning of the leaves in the plant. It is caused due to the excess supply of sunlight or less supply of water to the plants.

So, feed them with the desired amount of light, temperature, humidity, water, etc. 

Wrapping up the context

In this guide, you come to know about Grow & Care for Kalanchoe delagoensis ‘Mother of Millions. If you want to grow the best succulent, then this is one for you. Even I grew this in my home garden and I am satisfied with the results. in case of any pests or diseases you need to cure them as soon as possible So, I recommend you grow this in your home garden to add more to your collection. For any queries, just scroll down the guide, and you will for sure come to know about it. 

Thanks for reading! Happy gardening! 

Anna Scott

Anna Scott loves gardening and has been doing it for a long time. She wants to help new gardeners learn from her experience. Through her writing, she shares tips and advice on how to make gardens beautiful. Anna hopes her words will inspire new gardeners to succeed.

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