Misplaced Succulent or Evil Life Sucking Weed?

bellpepperguyMarch 19, 2012

Since I brought my Kalanchoe home this growth has been with the plant. While it's obviously not the same plant the texture of the leafs feel similar to the kalanchoe (just not as fuzzy) and the leafs have that succulent feel. I dont know I'd describe it as almost a leaf encasing a soft jelly?

Anyway I left this thing alone because I thought it wasnt an issue. As I look closer at it (and as it becomes bigger and bigger) I am questioning whether it's a weed that must be punished or if it's some succulent that spawned by accident at the nursery. Anyone able to help?

P.S. reading this back I rambled....sorry

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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

I believe it is a desirable plant. I think it is Kalanchoe bracteata, Silver Teaspoons (might be the common name). The flowers are a bit different than most Kalanchoe.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 3:49PM
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bellpepperguy

Many thanks from me (and the Kalanchoe bracteata) for the ID!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 4:08PM
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seedmoney

First picture is of Kalanchoe bracteata aka Silver Teaspoons; second picture shows Kalanchoe beharensis 'Fang'--both very desirable plants. Congrats!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 8:57PM
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cactusmcharris

And to further elaborate / belabour, it's K. bracteata v. bracteata.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 9:35PM
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pennyhal(11Sunset23)

Good grief! It does look a little scary! Let me try out my growing vocabulary. Would these evil life sucking fangs properly be called leaf extenstions?

Penny

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 9:51PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

I love both. The Kalanchoe bracteata is especially up my alley--on the wish list!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 10:59PM
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cactusmcharris

Colleen,

Save your money - I can send you some cuttings along with your crest.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 11:10AM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

!! :)

So noted, Jeff.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 11:40AM
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bellpepperguy

The main plant is the 'Fang' but I was never sure if the silver teaspoon plant was a weed that needed to be removed or a true succulent.

Here is the whole 'Fang', the Silverspoon is hiding in the back ;)

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 4:37PM
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pennyhal(11Sunset23)

Who dat shadow?

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 7:31PM
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