Word of the Day: Viviparous
Viviparous plants generate offspring while attached to the parent. In other words, little plants develop on the main plant. When they’re ready, they fall off and root where they land.
A great example of a viviparous plant gets its name from this very trait. Mother-of-Thousands is a succulent that drops so many kids it’s considered invasive in some places.
The plant pictured here is Kalanchoe Houghtonii which was given to me by Friend of Plantgasm Joe Mud a couple years ago. Since then it’s created hundreds, perhaps thousands, of baby plants. Viva viviparous!