Kalanchoe daigremontiana, brood leaf, Bryophyllum (Goethe plant).
Tropical thick-leaf plant (succulent), offshoot.
When babies have babies.
Similar to Aloe Vera, the squeezed juice of this thick-leaved Kalanchoe is taken in many countries as a remedy for colds and other diseases. It is the famous Goethe plant, which he reverently wrote should be in every home.
The "virgin birth"
You will have a lot of fun with this plant, because it is easy and miraculous to propagate. In fact, her "babies" grow on the edges of the leaves, hence the name brood leaf. The little baby plantlets, fall down and immediately form roots, soon becoming an independent plant. Goethe saw in it great vitality and assertiveness, which we can use for our health. He admired the plant and its ability to recreate itself from all parts, and to constantly rejuvenate itself even without sexual reproduction. Through his writings and letters, he made sure that more attention was paid to his favorite plant.
Gardeners avoid taking this plant, because it reproduces so rapidly that they banish it as a "weed". Yet it has medicinal significance among anthroposophically minded people as wound-healing (externally crushed leaves as a poultice or ointment), hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, for burns, as a juice for fevers, and in face creams also as a moisturizer.
Other names: Bryophyllum, germ pump, Goethe plant.
Supplied in small pot with sandy soil
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|Product weight:||1,00 Kg|