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May 2, 2020 6:32 AM CST

Hello there

I'd like to get some advice for this plant please.

It's a succulent and over the last year its grown new leaves. Though as these new pups have grown the larger plant seems to be dying off.

Heres a photo of it from last year and one of it now. Should i re-pot? Is this how they normally grow?

Any advice would be great.

Thanks

Jon
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May 2, 2020 6:50 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
Slightly etiolated, but otherwise healthy.
Place somewhere lighter.
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May 2, 2020 7:56 AM CST

skopjecollection said:Slightly etiolated, but otherwise healthy.
Place somewhere lighter.


Thanks. It's right next to window wand does get a lot of light.
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May 2, 2020 8:00 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
Its not at the window though. Placing near the edges of a window is not really enough
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May 2, 2020 8:03 AM CST

skopjecollection said:Its not at the window though. Placing near the edges of a window is not really enough

Ok thanks ill put it right on the sill.
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May 2, 2020 8:10 AM CST
Name: Ross
Lancashire, England, UK
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies
I could be wrong but going off the way the leaves look in the 2nd picture, it looks like it either needs water or has root rot (which results in the plant not being able to get enough water).

What is the name of your plant? I really like it.
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May 2, 2020 8:30 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
You have a type of Kalanchoe there. This type is a monocarpic plant. A couple of commons names for them are 'Flapjacks' and 'Paddle Plant'. Any chance it bloomed on the mother plant? Or maybe attempted to bloom and didn't make it? I have one I believe is Kalanchoe luciae and when it bloomed the mother plant gradually died after blooming and the offsets grew. I'll attach a photo of the offsets growing after the death of the main plant.
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May 2, 2020 1:05 PM CST

needrain said:You have a type of Kalanchoe there. This type is a monocarpic plant. A couple of commons names for them are 'Flapjacks' and 'Paddle Plant'. Any chance it bloomed on the mother plant? Or maybe attempted to bloom and didn't make it? I have one I believe is Kalanchoe luciae and when it bloomed the mother plant gradually died after blooming and the offsets grew. I'll attach a photo of the offsets growing after the death of the main plant.
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Yes looks like this is what's happening the larger mother plant is slowly dying away.
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May 2, 2020 1:27 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
Jonbrooks said:

Yes looks like this is what's happening the larger mother plant is slowly dying away.


I don't think the mother plant should be dying unless it is due to a bloom or perhaps a failed attempt at bloom. Did you notice any signs of it trying to bloom? The bloom stalk on mine ultimately reached over 8' in height and because I thought that was the end of it, I cut the top half off so I could move it outdoors more easily the next year. The bottom half of the stalk continued to live and produce some blooms and little plantlets (for lack of a better word). The result was it took two seasons before the stalk and the mother plant died. Here's a photo from the 1st year of the bloom stalk when it was still growing to its final height.
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And here's one from the next year after it had been chopped off.
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And one of a container where I'd removed some of the little plantlets to see if they would root and make new plants. They did and were given away.
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My point here is that unless you are sure the mother plant is dying due the bloom cycle, then there may be another issue. If you are not sure, with all those increases you might want to consider taking a couple and rooting them to have in case there is another problem going on.
Donald
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May 4, 2020 2:55 AM CST

needrain said:

I don't think the mother plant should be dying unless it is due to a bloom or perhaps a failed attempt at bloom. Did you notice any signs of it trying to bloom? The bloom stalk on mine ultimately reached over 8' in height and because I thought that was the end of it, I cut the top half off so I could move it outdoors more easily the next year. The bottom half of the stalk continued to live and produce some blooms and little plantlets (for lack of a better word). The result was it took two seasons before the stalk and the mother plant died. Here's a photo from the 1st year of the bloom stalk when it was still growing to its final height.
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And here's one from the next year after it had been chopped off.
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And one of a container where I'd removed some of the little plantlets to see if they would root and make new plants. They did and were given away.
Thumb of 2020-05-02/needrain/47fd49

My point here is that unless you are sure the mother plant is dying due the bloom cycle, then there may be another issue. If you are not sure, with all those increases you might want to consider taking a couple and rooting them to have in case there is another problem going on.



Hi there

I'm in the UK so not sure this plant will grow the same as out in Texas. But essentially it looks like the state of your plant after it bloomed and the smaller pups grew. I wasn't sure if I should be removing those pups and replanting?

Best

Jon
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