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Tolmiea menziesii, Thousand Mothers, Piggyback Plant

Tolmiea menziesii

Thousand Mothers, Piggyback Plant
Family: Saxifragaceae
Origin: North America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The plant has unusual reproductive habits. It grows plantlets from the petiole near the base of each leaf. The plantlets drop off, fall in the soil, and take root there.



Tolmiea menziesii, Thousand Mothers, Piggyback Plant


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