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Help! Can you identify this succulent?

Posted by fireflyz 9 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 8, 10 at 20:05

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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RE: Help! Can you identify this succulent?

Mother of Thousands?


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RE: Help! Can you identify this succulent?

Bryophyllum daigremontianum, the Mother of Thousands. Enjoy ;)

Brad


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RE: Help! Can you identify this succulent?

FF,

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.


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RE: Help! Can you identify this succulent?

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


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RE: Help! Can you identify this succulent?

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


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