Monday, February 16, 2015


I knew it was going to be a wonderfully frightful day when I went into the garden and saw some new sprouts.... and this particular one, just happens to be one of my favorites!

Kalanchoe daigremontiana, Bryophyllum daigremontianum

Also known as the "Alligator's Tongue" or "The Devil's Backbone". An easily grown succulent-like plant with grey-green and speckled foliage.  Tiny plantlets develop around the edges of the leaves that may plant themselves in any nearby soil. An easy plant for pass-along to friends and family. Mature plants may produce large flattened clusters of pink, downward hanging, bell shaped flowers to 1" long.

Average Mature Size: 2-3'H x 1'W

Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade

Indoor Light: Direct sunlight, High

Soil & Moisture: Average to dry soils with good to excellent drainage. Do not overwater.

Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: All plant parts are considered toxic if ingested.

This plant has become very popular over the last few years, and they make great housewarming or hostess gifts for any Halloween Homemaker!