Plant ID forum: can someone tell me what this is? jade or succulent of some nature?

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ncolz25
Jan 12, 2016 10:30 PM CST
Hi! Can someone please help me identify my house plant? I believe it is a succulent or jade of some nature...buttt im not sure. Any information for care would be helpful too! Thanks
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jmorth
Jan 13, 2016 2:06 AM CST
I think it might be referred to as 'Swedish Ivy'.
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Zencat
Jan 13, 2016 2:09 AM CST
Agreed, Plectranthus verticillatus.
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jmorth
Jan 13, 2016 2:10 AM CST
Plectranthus verticillatus.
Here's where it is in the database -
Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus)
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ncolz25
Jan 13, 2016 6:07 AM CST
Thanks guys i appreciate it! Although it doesnt seem to match anything in an images database for swedish ivy..that i have seen. Ive got a close up of a cutting im growing...i would love if you could take one more look and let me know if you still think the same. The leaf is very fleshy
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2016 10:06 AM CST
Reminds me more of Kalanchoe uniflora: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=kalanchoe+uniflora&view=...
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ncolz25
Jan 13, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Yess! It looks much more like that..although i have had it for a couple years and have yet to see it flower...im going to have to do some research!!! Thank you soo much Smiling
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 13, 2016 8:38 PM CST
When my Swedish Ivy gets too much sun, the leaves and stems get thick and tough-looking. When in the shade they become finer and thinner.
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Zencat
Jan 14, 2016 1:58 PM CST
I'm still going with P. verticillatus.
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purpleinopp
Jan 16, 2016 6:55 AM CST
This is a common mystery, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana or Plectranthus verticillatus. Kalanchoe leaves are smooth on the back, Plectranthus leaves have prominent, raised veins, like this:


K. uniflora does seem to be a valid name, but this discussion was my first time hearing of it. K. blossfeldiana is ubiquitous, sold by the millions every spring. Much more likely, IMVHO, and that's what it looks like to me.

Kalanchoes usually bloom about this time of year. Plectranthus usually starts blooming in the fall. Blooms would definitely solve the mystery.

I have put many pics of both plants in the database here.
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purpleinopp
Jan 23, 2016 7:29 AM CST
@ncolz25 did that help you investigate?
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Deebie
Jan 23, 2016 9:43 PM CST
I agree with kalanchoe. The stems on swedish ivy usually are reddish looking as shown in Purple's photo. ncolz25 the plant in your photo looks like it may be forming buds on the stem that you're holding.

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