plant ID - crassula, cotyledon, kalanchoe..?

lisa_nova(7 VA)January 6, 2011

Hi everyone, and cactusmcharris thanks for these thoughts!

The plant seems to get so tall... and the leaves stay so consistently the size and shape of a spade (on a card). My cuttings *could* be deceptive because they're so short right now. Here's a pic of the [poor] mother plant, with all those tall beautiful stems that are now OBE.

I will suggest my Exetension agent look into kalenchoe (he's doing the most research)! I love kalanchoes, I have a couple of the 'typical'/gift kind. Which, in my regular ol' kitchen culture never bloom again, but I don't care.

hope everyone has a great day! Lisa

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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Lisa,

It's getting so tall, 'cause it's desperate for light; it's leggy from that which we call etiolation.

I too have these, on a west window, which blinds I never drop; mine are less leggy.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2011 at 1:38PM
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I grow both Kalanchoe orgyalis and K bracteata. I think your plant is bracteata. K orgyalis is substantially thicker, harder, more woody AND more succulent, and I find it slower, too.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2011 at 9:06PM
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