Plant ID forum: What plant is this?

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Name: Anna
Sweden (Zone 8b)
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Mystica
Jul 25, 2016 3:38 AM CST
Hi!

I got a new office at work, and in that room stood an abandoned plant. I am going to take it with me home today to try and repot/divide it and give it some love and care. But I would love to get to know it some more, which is why I now wonder if anyone know what type of plant this is?

Best regards,
Anna from Sweden

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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Jul 25, 2016 6:20 AM CST
I'm not sure, but the leaf shape and growth pattern remind me of gasteria. How about Gasteria brachyphylla var. brachyphylla
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kniphofia
Jul 25, 2016 9:45 AM CST
Yes I agree with Deborah. They are tough plants and can take a bit of neglect (just as well!), but if you repot it you'll get more offsets and very likely a lovely flower stem as they do flower quite freely.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 25, 2016 10:45 AM CST
Yes, Gasteria but they are so hard to tell apart that Gasteria may be the best you can do.
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Name: Anna
Sweden (Zone 8b)
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Mystica
Jul 26, 2016 12:58 AM CST
Thank you so much everyone! I looked at pictures of those Gasterias and I agree, it must be one of those. I am very grateful for your help, and your friendliness Smiling
The repotting and dividing went really good, and I now have one big mother plant and 8 young ones :)
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Jul 26, 2016 6:08 AM CST
How cool! Congrats! and Welcome! to NGA. BTW, Anna, please fill in your profile info to reflect your location--zone, country, etc. It will aid us in helping you with plant questions in the future. Thumbs up
Name: Anna
Sweden (Zone 8b)
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Mystica
Jul 26, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Deebie said:How cool! Congrats! and Welcome! to NGA. BTW, Anna, please fill in your profile info to reflect your location--zone, country, etc. It will aid us in helping you with plant questions in the future. Thumbs up


Thank you! I'll do it right away :)

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