Kalanchoe daigremontiana (devil"s backbone, mother-of-thousands)is so named because of its unusual production of tiny baby plants
all along the edges of its leaves. These baby plants
drop to the soil below and easily take root on the surface of the soil.
It does best in a sunny south-facing window, although it will survive in bright indirect light. It is a succulent
and prefers to stay on the dry side. Allow the top half of the soil to dry out before watering thoroughly. In winter, keep it even drier and try to keep temps in the 50 to 60 degree range. It does fine in low humidity. Fertilize very sparingly at half strength and only when it is growing
will grow quite tall and gangly if it is not pinched or pruned back periodically. It tends to drop off its older leaves, as it grows taller. In time it will bend over as the stems become too tall to support themselves. Pruning will help promote branching. It sometimes flowers
if it gets lots of bright light, is kept potbound, and has long days and short nights. It is a nearly pest-free plant