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kirasroses
May 29, 2017 7:22 PM CST
Can anyone help ID? Thank you in advance.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 29, 2017 7:50 PM CST
Its a Kalenchoe.
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ctcarol
May 29, 2017 7:56 PM CST
I agree
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plantladylin
May 30, 2017 6:21 AM CST
Hi kiraroses, Welcome!

I agree, your lovely plant is a Kalanchoes (Kalanchoe) possibly the Florist Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)
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kirasroses
May 30, 2017 11:32 PM CST
Thank you everyone! Yes, after some researching yesterday I thought it was a Kalanchoe, but know the plant has never bloomed so I wasn't sure. It's growing wonderfully and we draped a few branches into one of our fish tanks, but needed to id to make sure it is safe. Still can't find if it is safe for fish- saw for cats, dogs, and birds it is not. Thanks all for your help!
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purpleinopp
May 31, 2017 8:05 AM CST
To produce blooms, K. blossfeldiana needs some direct sun over winter. Being in a room where bright lights are on when it is dark outside during that time could inhibit blooming.
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kirasroses
May 31, 2017 9:21 AM CST
Purpleinopp, great, thank you so much!
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WillC
May 31, 2017 5:11 PM CST
It is more likely to bloom when it is tightly potted and allowed to get quite dry deep into the pot between waterings. It will also benefit from regular pruning to keep it from getting leggy.
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purpleinopp
Jun 1, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Kalanchoes being short-day bloomers is a fact, if anyone would care to repeat the research I have done. Manipulating plants with this knowledge is how and why they are sold in bloom by the millions every spring @ BBS's.

Leggy = etiolated, and is a result of less than optimal exposure to light. Pruning can remove leggy parts of plants, but can't cause the new growth of any plant to be different, unless/until the plant is given more exposure to light.

My personal experience from having literally hundreds of individuals of this species has been the opposite of what Will said. This is a Kalanchoe, true, but a very thirsty plant. Becoming too dry will cause the lower foliage to shrivel prematurely (before the section of stem to which it is attached has begun to lignify,) the result of which would be a "leggy" appearance, and if extreme, cause the entire plant to shrivel and die. Compared to the 19 other kinds of Kalanchoe that I have, this one is not what I would call drought-tolerant.



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