Hello, everyone my name is. Joseph chopstick and succulence and in this video. Let’s talk about Colin Cowie. Pink butterflies, Colin. Cowie pink butterflies, also known as pink matter of thousands, is a very colourful, succulent plant that is native to Madagascar. This is a variegated form of a hybrid variegated, meaning that the plant has both green and non green parts and hybrid plants are the result of cross pollinating two different plant varieties. The original hybrid is also known as Hotend’s hybrid, and it is a cross between Colin Cowie D agreement. Tiana, also known as mother thousands and Colin Cowie De Lago Ences, also known as mother of millions. And somewhere along this line, Colin. Cowie pink butterflies came about a lot of people are confused with these two-parent plants, so let’s talk about their differences. This is Mother of millions and this is mother of thousand’s mother of thousands has brought spoon shaped leaves. They are green above with blotches of greyish purple underneath, oftentimes, they grow in pairs opposite each other at the edges of the leaves. You’ll see some ridges where planters form. This is also called alligator plant or Mexican hat. This plant may look different in other locations because some of them are either hybrids or when watered well and not exposed to enough sunlight. The leaves can turn all green, but you can easily identify this plant by the shape of the leaves and the tiny plantlets growing along the edges. This is Kalanchoe E2B Flora, also known as Mother of millions. Devil’s Backbone or chandelier plant. If you compare the number of plantlets, they have mother of millions has fewer plantlets that are growing only at the tip of its leaves, while mother of thousands has a lot of plantlets growing along its edges, and I guess this is where the confusion came from, but mother of millions live up to its name by being highly invasive. It can overtake a garden and displace other plants so extra precaution is needed to contain them mother of. Millions is a restricted invasive plant in Australia. It is not allowed to be given away, sold or released into the environment without a permit. It is not welcome there because it has caused a significant number of cattle deaths when the animals consume the plants. So mother of millions is not only an invasive weed. It is also very toxic. But does it mean that this is a useless plant? We’ll imagine millions of this highly invasive, succulent weeds growing in fire prone areas of California. They might be the solution to the ever-growing fire problems we face each year Because unlike other weeds that die, weed prolonged drought and can cause fires, succulent plants can help contain the fire because of their stored water in their leaves and stems. What do you think all these plans that we talked about today? Mother, millions, modern thousands, the original hybrids and pink butterflies are all toxic when ingested by pets and children. All parts of the plants are toxic and their flowers are 5 times more toxic when ingested, it can cause gastrointestinal upset like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea because the plant contains cardiac glycosides when ingested in large amounts, it can cause cardiac arrest and can kill an animal as big as a cow. So if you have pets and small kids, maybe it is not a good idea to grow them. The other name for Kalanchoe, a pink butterflies is pink matter. Thousands take a look at these leaves. The one with purple plant length is mother of thousands and the one with pink plantlets is pink Mother of thousands, the shape and color of their leaves are the same, except for the color of their plantlets. Unlike its parent plant, pink butterflies lost its ability to propagate fast because the pink plant Let’s lock chlorophyll. Therefore, this plant is not invasive. The flowers of pink butterflies are very attractive and long-lasting. Ask the plant matures. It grows taller and longer, and the pink plantlets slowly drop off the ground, but very few will make it as mature plants once it flowers, the plant seemed to lose its vitality and die when left and attended if you are interested to propagate this plant. Let me share with you several ways of doing it first when their flowers are about to die. You will find some small babies that are ready to be planted. You can remove them using tweezers and plant on your fast running soil second, do not throw away the flowers, trim the dead parts instead and plant the stalk on dry soil. It will give you more babies like this. One third trim the mother plant, but leave the rooted part, it will grow more sprouts, fourth propagate the leaves, and if you haven’t propagated from leaves before, check out my video about succulent leaf propagation and Lastly, do not forget to experiment so here, let’s try to propagate these pink plantlets and find out if they will grow or not. If you want an update about this propagation, please join our Facebook group, chopstick and succulents global. Thank you for watching this video. I hope you learn a lot and don’t forget to enjoy this Auckland hobby. I will see you next time bye.