Plant ID forum: Plant identification

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Brentwood, Ca (Zone 8b)
Jgo2016
Nov 29, 2016 4:15 PM CST
I got this plant from my grandmother, and I am not sure what it is. I have had it a few years, and I'm sure it's been in the same pot for at least 5 yrs. I thought it might be a jade plant. Any ideas? If it is jade, it's not very healthy looking. Would love some advice on proper care. Thanks!
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plantladylin
Nov 29, 2016 5:59 PM CST
I don't think it's a Crassula (Jade) but I'm not certain. It reminds me a bit of Ice Plant/Delosperma http://garden.org/plants/searc...
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ctcarol
Nov 29, 2016 6:34 PM CST
Doesn't look like Delosperma either. Maybe some other Crassula.
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plantmanager
Nov 29, 2016 6:39 PM CST
Definitely not a jade, and don't think it's ice plant. Crassula is a possible but the leaves don't look thick enough for the ones I'm familiar with.
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purpleinopp
Nov 30, 2016 8:32 AM CST
With the alternate foliage, that eliminates most (all?) Crassula genus members.

I got a Kleinia/Senecio vibe from it. There are many species of these genera. If it is a plant of this nature, with preferences for more light, it may be difficult to compare from its' current, etiolated condition.
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Brentwood, Ca (Zone 8b)
Jgo2016
Dec 1, 2016 3:33 PM CST
Thank you for your replies! I've looked up all the suggestions, and I don't think any are quite the exact match. The closest thing I found was an etiolated Jade. There is definitely a bark like appearance to the main, rooted section. I am going to post a few more pics and see if the new images might help any of you in better identifying it. Thank you all again!!
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Dec 1, 2016 4:18 PM CST
I have to agree with Tiffany. I just went out and searched through a whole hedge of Jade and couldn't see a single branch with alternate leaves, no matter how small or large. While the new leaves are slightly club shaped on the Jade, yours are much narrower.
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plantladylin
Dec 1, 2016 4:45 PM CST
I'm just throwing out guesses; my eyesight is not the best. How about
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purpleinopp
Dec 1, 2016 5:13 PM CST
I've had plants nobody recognized for 4 yrs. Don't give up if ID isn't possible at this time. After a while in a more sunny spot, try again if it goes unresolved for now. Just don't make such a drastic change all at once so that sunburn occurs. Try to do it gradually, over a few weeks. Sunburned leaves can't heal, worth avoiding.
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Brentwood, Ca (Zone 8b)
Jgo2016
Dec 1, 2016 6:27 PM CST
Thanks again!! I am going to gradually increase the sunlight and I was hesitant to repot, but it was very rootbound. I will keep an eye out and see if the change in location helps! It does look like that trailing Jade... Thank You!
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Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 1, 2016 7:47 PM CST
You have had the plant for 5 years. Has it ever flowered?
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Brentwood, Ca (Zone 8b)
Jgo2016
Dec 1, 2016 9:42 PM CST
I have had it for about 5 years and never have seen it flower.

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