Mother-of-Millions Project

Mother of Millions Plant

Today the Mother-of-Millions plants went home. Don’t forget to care for your plant and log when you watered it, changed soil, knocked it over (or your cat did), etc. Remember that this plant can make pets/young children sick, so keep it away from them if they might eat it.

If you’re here, you might as well check out some information on the plant itself.

  • Provide plenty of light. Direct sun is best and will make the plant more compact.
  • Mother of Thousands is a succulent, so only water the plants when semi-dry.
  • Pests rarely bother the Mother of Thousands, but it can occasionally be visited by aphids. Use caution with any type of pesticides, which can harm the waxy protective coating of the stems.
  • The root system is not extensive, so transplanting is rarely necessary. When the plant becomes potbound, transplant it to a pot 1-2 inches larger. The best time to transplant is in the springtime. Use well-draining soil such as a cactus mix.
  • One would think that Mother of Thousands is fertile enough without a supplement of fertilizer. However, she will enjoy regular feedings with a houseplant or succulent fertilizer throughout the year, except during winter when she should be allowed to rest.
  • What is Botany and Why are Plants Important?

    What is Botany?
    Botany, also called plant science or plant biology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist is a scientist who specializes in this field of study. The term “botany” comes from the Ancient Greek word βοτάνη (botane) meaning “pasture”, “grass”, or “fodder”; βοτάνη is in turn derived from βόσκειν (boskein), “to feed” or “to graze”. A person who studies plants may be called a botanist or a plant scientist.

    What are Plants?
    Plants are living multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae. Plants are eukaryotes that have cell walls made of cellulose. They develop from multicellular embryos and carry out photosynthesis using the green pigments chlorophyll a and b.

    Why are plants important?
    Without plants, complex animal life (including humans) could not survive.
    All living things are dependent either directly or indirectly on the energy produced by photosynthesis & the byproduct of this process – oxygen.
    Plants also reduce the amount of carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere, reduce erosion, and influence water levels and quality.