Houseplants forum: (Solved) please help ID this plant

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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
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Rhapsody616
Oct 25, 2015 8:32 PM CST

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I was told it is a geranium, but the nurseries say it is a succulent

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Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Oct 27, 2015 1:24 AM CST
How sure are you that this is not a geranium (pelargonium)- there are succulent pelargoniums, I grow one myself.
You might sent a photo to http://geraniaceae.com/cgi-bin/welcome.py and see if they know, they sell about a zillion of both hardy geraniums and pelargoniums.
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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
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Rhapsody616
Nov 1, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Very sure as of today!!

The mystery has been solved. I wrote to the Local College in their horticultural department and sent the same picture. It is a Kalanchoe carnea 'Modoc'.

Kalanchoe carnea 'Modoc' - This is an upright growing succulent to 3-4 feet tall with green glabrous leaves, 2-3 inches wide by 4-5 inches long that have blunt scalloped margins reflexed under. Showy pink flowers in terminal racemes rise above the foliage in summer. This plant is often found in shady neglected corners of older gardens where it survives without irrigation. The plants look better and will flower regularly in full sun with some irrigation. It is cold hardy into the mid 20s F without damage. This plant has been in cultivation in Southern California for many years.

Category: Succulent Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops) Origin: India (Asia) Evergreen: Yes Flower Color: Pink Bloomtime: Summer Synonyms: [Kalanchoe carnea] Height: 1-3 feet Width: 3-5 feet Exposure: Shade Seaside: Yes Summer Dry: Yes Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 8, 2015 7:15 AM CST
How exciting!
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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
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Rhapsody616
Nov 9, 2015 5:00 AM CST
purpleinopp said:How exciting!



Thank you miss Tiffany!
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