Help! Can you identify this succulent?

fireflyzApril 8, 2010

It has leaves like an aloe, except they are growing up along a stalk instead of all at the base of the plant. The flowers are pink and hang downwards in a teardrop shape.

I found this plant on the ground at a flea market, it was being trampled on and I brought it back to life. It's so happy now that it's flowering for me ;)

I'd really appreciate your help with identifying it, I'd love to know what kind of plant it is.

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Bryophyllum daigremontianum, the Mother of Thousands. Enjoy ;)


    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 8:22PM
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Mother of Thousands?

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 8:22PM
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As Brad alludes to, this plant can become quite invasive. While it originally comes Madagascar (as all Bryophyllums do), as do many Aloes, it's a relative of the jade plant. You can do a search here using 'MoT' or 'Bryophyllum' and find lots more information. Good on you for growing it well.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 8:52PM
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It is a member of the Cassulaceae Family. Brad thanks, your response was absolutely correct. I have never seen leaves on that species looking like that, there seems to be many varieties. Norma

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 10:33PM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

It is Kalanchoe x houghtonii (previously Bryophyllum 'Houghton's Hybrid'-name change 2006).

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 10:58AM
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