Mother of millions
- Native to tropical Africa, these plants can grow on a range of soil types. They are commonly found in shady woodland, roadsides, along creeks and near rubbish dumps where garden refuse has been dumped.
- Can be toxic to cattle.
- Erect, smooth, succulent herbs, to 1 m high.
- Each species has distinctive leaf shape, but all produce small plantlets along the edges of the leaves which readily drop, develop roots and establish quickly to form a new colony.
- All species form tall flower spikes with clusters of bell-shaped flowers.