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Kalanchoe daigremontiana Raym.-Hamet et Perrier

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Kalanchoe Adans. (リュウキュウベンケイ)
Kodakarabenkei (コダカラベンケイ, 子宝弁慶), mother of thousands, alligator plant or Mexican hat plant
Lifeform: succulent, evergreen, perennial forb
Distribution: southwestern Madagascar (IUCN Red List: endangered)
Habitat: rocky and dry places in the native regions
Propagation: vegetatively from plantlets developing the leaf margins
Poison: daigremontianin, one of the steroids
Use: ornamental (a few cultivars)

Bryophyllum daigremontianum (Raym.-Hamet et H.Perrier) A. Berger, formerly used


Kalanchoe daigremontiana grown in Japan

Sedum1 Sedum2 Sedum3
[1-3] in the glasshouse of Kyoto Botanical Gardens, western Japan, on September 17 2022.