Bryophyllum

 

This genus contains about 20 species from Madagascar, and provides us with 'Air Plants', and other 'Mother of Thousands'.
After having been included in the genus Kalanchoe for many years, it is now considered different enough to warrant its own genus. The difference is mostly pendant flowers, and bulbil production.
The edges of the leaves on most of these species produce large quantities of plantlets, that eventually detach and start growing wherever they fall. In most collections, they are considered weeds. Some bryophyllums should be kept because of their attractive foliage and blossom, but their location should be selected to prevent unwanted 'invasion'.

Species and varieties
Bryophyllum beauverdii (Sotre-Sotry)
Bryophyllum daigremontianum (Mother of Thousands)
Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi (Kalanchoe Stonecrop, Lavender-Scallops)
Bryophyllum proliferum (Blooming Boxes)
Bryophyllum tubiflorum (Chandelier plant)
Bryophyllum uniflorum
Bryophyllum costantinii synonym of Bryophyllum beauverdii (Sotre-Sotry)
Bryophyllum delagoense synonym of Bryophyllum tubiflorum (Chandelier plant)
Bryophyllum gastonis-bonnieri synonym of Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri (Donkey Ears, Life Plant)
Bryophyllum jueli synonym of Bryophyllum beauverdii (Sotre-Sotry)
Bryophyllum pinnatum synonym of Kalanchoe pinnata (Air Plant)
Bryophyllum scandens synonym of Bryophyllum beauverdii (Sotre-Sotry)
Bryophyllum tubiflorum synonym of Bryophyllum tubiflorum (Chandelier plant)
Bryophyllum verticillatum synonym of Bryophyllum tubiflorum (Chandelier plant)

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