If you’re a plant lover who wants to add to your houseplant collection, Mother of Thousands will be a lovely addition. You can never go wrong with its attractive foliage and low-maintenance features. Let’s get a sneak peek at the physiology of the plant.
A distinct feature of this plant is the numerous tiny plantlets that grow along with the tips of the large leaves. Little wonder it’s called Mother of Thousands since the slow-growing plant produces many leaves. Growing from the stem, the plant reaches a height of 3 ft. However, it stays smaller when grown as a houseplant.
Unlike some plants that grow from seeds, you can propagate Mother of Thousands from their plantlets. Place plantlets on well-drained soil to initiate propagation. Allow access to sunlight for the healthy growth of plants. As soon as the root system is formed, transplant plantlets to a potting medium to propagate a new plant.
Light Indirect light is best suited for the Mother of Thousands. Exposing the plant to direct sunlight can lead to leaf scorch. Let your potted plant face eastward or southward to receive bright light which isn’t scorching.
Water As a drought-tolerant plant, Mother of Thousands needs to be hydrated often, especially when it’s in the growing stage. For plants kept indoors, you should water them occasionally when the soil has lost moisture. Avoid over watering the plant as it can become waterlogged, leading to root rot and death of the plant.
Fertilizer Mother of Thousands does not require regular fertilizer for growth. Depending on the soil condition or plant, you can apply fertilizer once a month or once in three months, and you should do this in its growing stage. Use diluted liquid fertilizer or an option suitable for succulents.