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Q: I’m trying to find a succulent that my paternal grandmother had. It’s been referred to in the family as hens and chicks, mother of thousands, string of pearls, and tears something-or-other. She lived in Bakersfield, CA.
It has long leaves, and produces ‘babies’ on the edges, which fall off at the gentlest touch, and root easily.
Can you help?
A: What you are looking for is what we call the Mother of Millions, or I suppose, if you have less ambition, Mother of Thousands. Definitely not Hen and Chicks or String of Pearls which are completely different.
The latin name is Kalanchoe daigremontiana. We do carry this plant at the nursery.