The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Mother of Thousands, Mexican Hat, Devils Backbone, Alligator Plant

Latin Name:

Kalanchoe sp.

Plant Type:



All members of Kalanchoe are toxic, and losses to livestock occur in South Africa and Australia when these plants are ingested because of scarcity of appropriate forage.1 Flowers contain the highest levels of cardiotoxic compounds compared with stems, roots, or leaves.