"Mother of Hundreds" Impressive ranks of giant fleshy, rubbery appearing thick up-turned elongated triangular leaves with doubly crenate margins and many large adventitious plantlets firmly held on the narrowing leaf tips; the closely stacked leaves (closely ranked on short stout stems) are impressive in baskets; red flowers emerge from the much more dramatically displayed peagreen bracts dangling from the wide candelabra inflorescence. Largest (of those we grow) and probably the most dramatic of those species with adventituous plantlets on the foliage.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×