Question About Pregnant Plant

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do all pregnant plants spurt flowers,and are all poisonist? I have one several and I'm trying to learn more about them.We have always called them pregnant plants but I'm not really sure if the name is correct or not. The ones I have definitely produce babies never flowers and usually grow very very tall.


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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Shirley-The plant you have is a Kalanchoe. There are several varieties with common names such as Pregnant Plant, Maternity Plant, and Mother of Thousands Plant, Shark teeth, and Mexican Hat Plant. I believe the plant you are showing in the picture is Kalanchoe daigremontiana. I plant a lot of the Kalanchoe blossfeldiana that is smaller but a great plant for lots of color throughout the gardens. Most I find in the nurseries grow 8 to 16 inches tall. Other varieties can grow to 6 feet in height. I noted a few links below to a few plant files for you to see some varieties. These will show the plants attributes and pictures of the plant and their flowers. The Kalanchoe is toxic to our pets and to small children if handled or eaten. I noted also some links to articles that will explain their toxicity. You can do a google search of Kalancho and find much information on the plants and their toxicity. Here are a few species you may want to look up for information on the particular plant you may have (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, Kalanchoe tomentosa, Kalanchoe thyrsiblora, Kalanchoe pinnata).

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/2249/Houseplants/Kalanchoe.html

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/2008/Houseplants/Mother-Of-Thousands.html

http://www.cbif.gc.ca/eng/species-bank/canadian-poisonous-plants-information-system/all-plants-scientific-name/canadian-poisonous-plants-information-system-kalanchoe-daigremontiana-scientific-name/?id=1370403266907

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/kalanchoe

http://aspcapro.org/sites/pro/files/v-vetm1104_933-936_0.pdf

Please ask if you have any other questions

John)


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Shirley Anglen

Shirley Anglen · Gardenality Seed · Zone 7B · 5° to 10° F
Thank You John for all your useful links.. I appreciate all your help and prompt response. Thanks again. -Shirley

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Maple Tree

Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
You're very welcome. Please don't hesitate to ask any other questions you may have.

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