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Name: Der Thomaskantor
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bwv998
Jul 20, 2016 12:10 PM CST
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terrafirma
Jul 20, 2016 12:24 PM CST
It's a Crassula. Possibly... Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
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plantcollector
Jul 20, 2016 12:39 PM CST
It also looks like some type of Kalanchoe.
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terrafirma
Jul 20, 2016 1:02 PM CST
Kalanchoe scapigera is one that could have a similar growth pattern. Shrug!

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terrafirma
Jul 20, 2016 1:05 PM CST
The Thomaskantor, could you take a pic. from the side of this guy?
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purpleinopp
Jul 20, 2016 1:07 PM CST
Brings this to mind for me: Silver Jade (Crassula arborescens)
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bwv998
Jul 20, 2016 9:17 PM CST
terrafirma said:The Thomaskantor, could you take a pic. from the side of this guy?


Sorry I missed your post! I will tomorrow.
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bwv998
Jul 20, 2016 9:19 PM CST
[quote="purpleinopp"]Brings this to mind for me: Silver Jade (Crassula arborescens)

It does kinda look like that. The leaves were up when I first bought it. Thanks!
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purpleinopp
Jul 21, 2016 9:32 AM CST
Happy to suggest. I'd love to see more pics too, if you want to show them. Ready to Oooh and Aaah over it! ;)

If the leaves are relaxing, you can deduce it's in less light than its' previous home/location. At your latitude, I'd aim for the most possible exposure inside. That may describe where it is now. If not, try moving it closer to the nearest window, or to a S window soon. For a S window, the amount of direct sun coming through it is on the increase at this time of year in the N hemisphere, as the angle of it goes increasingly lower on the horizon until winter solstice, when things begin to swing the other way. Good news for those of us who have plants inside for winter! ;)
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bwv998
Jul 21, 2016 10:17 AM CST
Thank you, @purpleinopp! I have it right next to a window most of time, so it gets sun during the afternoon. However, there probably isn't enough sun. Anyway, here are more pics.


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purpleinopp
Jul 21, 2016 10:27 AM CST
The gorgeous red edge is still apparent on the new leaves, and very much from the last angle on the older leaf. Oooh, aaaah, for sure! From the side, IDK that I would still say relaxed. Either way, looks fine, good!

It's not easy for any of us who are tropical wannabes, at least in regard to plants, in temperate locations to finagle the ideal amount of light. No doubt there will be some cases of a plant that would have liked more light from some of my plants when the seasons change. Still love 'em just the same. We can only do what we can do.
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bwv998
Jul 21, 2016 10:38 AM CST
purpleinopp said:The gorgeous red edge is still apparent on the new leaves, and very much from the last angle on the older leaf. Oooh, aaaah, for sure! From the side, IDK that I would still say relaxed. Either way, looks fine, good!

It's not easy for any of us who are tropical wannabes, at least in regard to plants, in temperate locations to finagle the ideal amount of light. No doubt there will be some cases of a plant that would have liked more light from some of my plants when the seasons change. Still love 'em just the same. We can only do what we can do.


We succulent lovers should really move down to the tropics. Hilarious!

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terrafirma
Jul 21, 2016 11:59 AM CST
Oooh, and Aaaah is right!!! Thumbs up Love the red edging on even the youngest leaves. I agree with Tiffany, I'm also leaning more to the Silver Jade. I think it really looks like a better match.
Pretty little plant there! Thumbs up
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bwv998
Jul 21, 2016 1:00 PM CST
terrafirma said:Oooh, and Aaaah is right!!! Thumbs up Love the red edging on even the youngest leaves. I agree with Tiffany, I'm also leaning more to the Silver Jade. I think it really looks like a better match.
Pretty little plant there! Thumbs up


Thank you, @terrafirma!
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Baja_Costero
Jul 22, 2016 7:22 PM CST
Looks like Cotyledon. Pretty orange or coral bell-shaped flowers.

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purpleinopp
Jul 23, 2016 6:04 AM CST
Wow, those are similar!
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Baja_Costero
Jul 23, 2016 11:05 AM CST
Flowers will provide confirmation of the ID, one way or another. The Cotyledons here flower once a year (different times though for very similar looking plants) and do well in day-long sun. Their leaves tend to be longer and more paddle shaped than C. arborescens (which might explain the Kalanchoe suggestion). There can be quite a bit of variation in this aspect as a number of interesting cultivars have been selected. With time the differences become more apparent... the plant in the picture is still quite young. I would recommend providing much more light for a more compact form and better flowering down the road.
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purpleinopp
Jul 23, 2016 12:04 PM CST
The entries for both plants have a decent collection of pics from various peeps/plants that one can see are 2 different plants after seeing the amalgam of just foliage pics of both, but having trouble picking or describing a feature that lets my eyes know that.

Closeups of the Crassula show pores (?) that look like dots on the foliage. The Cotyledon pics didn't show that. Is that a diagnostic feature, or happenstance among the particular pics collected for both here so far?
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Baja_Costero
Jul 23, 2016 12:20 PM CST
That is interesting. Could be a useful feature, maybe the thing that tells you Crassula. I honestly don't know. I need to go look at the plants around here and see if I can sort that out.
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purpleinopp
Jul 23, 2016 1:03 PM CST
I'm unable to investigate personally. Curious!!
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