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Kalanchoe pinnatum (syn. Bryophyllum pinnatum) is a succulent plant that is notable for developing small plantlets on the outer edges of its leaves, when its leaves are detached (Kulka 2006). These plantlets eventually drop off and root, which is a unique way for the plant to asexually reproduce. In most other plants, leaves exhibit determinate growth, meaning once they reach their maturity, they do not continue to grow.
Kirkpatrick, Jessica Lynn, "Investigation of Kalanchoe homeobox 1 (Kh1) Gene in Apical Meristems of Kalanchoe pinnatum" (2008). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. Paper 56.