Alligator Plant (Kalanchoe daigremontiana)
Although this impressive and well-known succulent is known around the world as one of the most common houseplants in the world, Kalanchoe daigremontiana goes by dozens if not more common names such as devil's backbone, alligator plant, Mexican hat plant, good luck plant, mother of thousands (should be mother of a thousand names), it is considered invasive and unwelcome outside of it's native Madagascar. It spreads very easily and even thrives in arid, dry environments because the little "baby" plants develop in the hundreds and thousands on the edges of the leaves, drop off and start new plants. This one was one of literally thousands of them growing in a nature preserve in Harlingen, Texas in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
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- Contained in galleries
- Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)