Plant ID forum: Please help me i.d this plant

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Santa Barbara, CA
MiTmite9
Jun 7, 2017 5:42 PM CST
Hello, and thank you in advance for any help on the i.d. of this plant. It grows 24-30" high, has thick fleshy stems and broad leaves.Sometimes the stems lay themselves down and the plant spreads out in that way.

Despite little water, these plants seem to do quite well and are volunteering now throughout parts of my garden. Thank you again for your help.


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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Jun 7, 2017 5:50 PM CST
Looks like a succulent to me.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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Calif_Sue
Jun 7, 2017 9:27 PM CST

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Have they ever flowered?
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Santa Barbara, CA
MiTmite9
Jun 7, 2017 10:06 PM CST
Yes. Small inflorescence of white flowers. Not recently. Perhaps late summer?
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kniphofia
Jun 7, 2017 10:41 PM CST
Sedum spectabilis or similar? The old stems are usually cut back to the ground as new stems will grow each year.
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islander
Jun 7, 2017 11:02 PM CST
Cissus juttae?
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Santa Barbara, CA
MiTmite9
Jun 8, 2017 1:47 AM CST
I am adding two more photos, with one showing a close-up of a leaf. The first photo is taken from above the plants. I thought maybe these were some type of Kalanchoe? I have looked and looked online, at 100s of photos and I still can't find this plant. It's driving me nuts. The stems are 1" thick and the leaves range from 4" x 4" to 6" x 6". Please help. Thank you. Thank You!
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purpleinopp
Jun 8, 2017 9:05 AM CST
Are you able to add a pic of the whole plant? It does look like a Kalanchoe, not sure which it could be. Do you have any pics of the blooms from previous times?
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Santa Barbara, CA
MiTmite9
Jun 8, 2017 10:42 PM CST
Today I went to two nurseries. The second nursery had an employee who looked at my cutting from this plant and said, "Kalanchoe carnea 'Modoc.'" At long last. Yep. Thank You! That's what it is.

Many thanks to those of you who tried to help me with the identification. Thank You!
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Calif_Sue
Jun 9, 2017 8:06 AM CST

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Kalanchoe carnea is a synonyn, it's is now known as Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe laciniata 'Modoc')
The former name is listed in the Also Sold As.
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MiTmite9
Jun 9, 2017 3:40 PM CST
Dear Calif_Sue:

Much obliged for the update on the name. I will be using Kalanchoe carnea 'Modoc' ("Big Leaf Kalanchoe") when selling my plants, as the local nurseries here are using "carnea 'Modoc'."

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purpleinopp
Jun 9, 2017 3:45 PM CST
I didn't investigate much, but it seems that 'Modoc' has pink blooms but K. laciniata species has yellow.
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Santa Barbara, CA
MiTmite9
Jun 9, 2017 4:44 PM CST
Purpleinopp.

*Thank you* for that info.

Interesting fact: There is a very nice long road here in Santa Barbara (my hometown), "Modoc Road." It is likely that is where the 'Modoc' came from. (Thus stated in blurb about the plant in San Marcos Growers Nursery write-up, Santa Barbara.)

Plant origin is India and all parts are poisonous-particularly the flowers. Good to know.
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purpleinopp
Jun 10, 2017 5:08 AM CST
Happy to try to add info to your investigation. I'm fascinated by and collect Kalanchoes, though have not seen all of them, not even close.
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Santa Barbara, CA
MiTmite9
Jun 10, 2017 12:54 PM CST
purpleinopp. Thank you.

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