Plant ID forum: Hey guys, I got a succulent at the nursery yesterday. Not sure what it is...

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Dec 31, 2016 2:48 PM CST
They said it might be a kalanchoe because of the fuzzy leaves. It was indoors. Also I am a bit worried it might be unhealthy because of the brown spots on them. I didn't know they were unhealthy until I came home and researched a bit. Also, it is etiolated or supposed to be like that?

And how do I take care of it if I don't know what it is? Just follow basic succulent care guidelines? Do I propagate the not brown leaves. Do I propagate that small growth on the side of the main stem?

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Name: Baja
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Dec 31, 2016 3:06 PM CST
It looks like an Echeveria (Mexican succulent), maybe E. harmsii? Provide as much light as you can indoors, like close to your sunniest window. Maybe a larger pot, but not deeper than wide. The rosettes will fill out a little when the plant is doing well. Strong light will help keep it from getting leggy. Try to water when the soil is dry or almost dry, standard succulent care. You can propagate from leaves, and you can also propagate from cut rosettes. Give it some time with good care and you'll see what happens, but I would imagine any attempt at propagation will be more likely to succeed when the plant is really thriving and pumped up at the start.
Name: Lin
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Jan 2, 2017 8:02 PM CST
My first thought was that it reminded me of Kalanchoe 'Chocolate Soldier' but I think Baja_Costero nailed it! Here are the two side by side for comparison:

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Jan 2, 2017 10:29 PM CST
thanks guys!

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