Plant ID forum: Can someone please ID this succulent?

Views: 393, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end
Hertfordshire
Ldnlady
Sep 1, 2017 2:45 PM CST
Hello, first post for me. I've had a love of succulents for a long time but never ventured into buying any for some reason. I recently bought a lovely Aloe and this one that is pictured but for the life of me I can't find out the name of it. Can someone enlighten me please. Thanks in advance.

Thumb of 2017-09-01/Ldnlady/a94f91

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
Sep 1, 2017 3:23 PM CST
Welcome!

Its a type of Kalanchoe.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Webmaster: osnnv.org
Hertfordshire
Ldnlady
Sep 1, 2017 3:43 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

Its a type of Kalanchoe.


Thank you very much. It's grown quite a bit since I bought it so I'm hoping to re-pot this weekend. Fingers crossed I don't kill it off whilst doing so. Crossing Fingers!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
purpleinopp
Sep 2, 2017 5:29 AM CST
Hi & welcome! It looks so happy, I don't know that I would disturb it right now. It could be one of these species:
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe longiflora)
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe citrina)
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Hertfordshire
Ldnlady
Sep 3, 2017 3:58 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Hi & welcome! It looks so happy, I don't know that I would disturb it right now. It could be one of these species:
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe longiflora)
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe citrina)


Hi, thank you for your reply. The only reason I say about re-potting is because it seems her tall for the tiny (originsl) pot that it's in and also because it looks very much like some roots are showing over the soil since it's grown so much.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
purpleinopp
Sep 4, 2017 5:40 AM CST
Happy to try to help your investigation. You would be in the best position to make the call, with the plant there with you in person. Some Kalanchoes are prone to aerial roots. IDK if that applies to the species you have.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Hertfordshire
Ldnlady
Sep 6, 2017 9:23 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Happy to try to help your investigation. You would be in the best position to make the call, with the plant there with you in person. Some Kalanchoes are prone to aerial roots. IDK if that applies to the species you have.


Ah okay I see. I shall take a photo to show where they are coming from. Thank you.
Hertfordshire
Ldnlady
Sep 8, 2017 2:34 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Happy to try to help your investigation. You would be in the best position to make the call, with the plant there with you in person. Some Kalanchoes are prone to aerial roots. IDK if that applies to the species you have.


Hi, here is the pic of the roots. What do you think? I wondered if by re-potting it would give it chance to grow bigger and better. Smiling

Thumb of 2017-09-08/Ldnlady/bef858

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
purpleinopp
Sep 8, 2017 3:33 PM CST
It looks fine, happy, and healthy to me. An alternative to repotting could be to snap one of those stems off where they join the original stem when this was propagated as a cutting, let the wound dry overnight, then put it in a pot. You may need to remove a few of the lower leaves to get enough length of bare stem deeply enough into the pot so that it stays upright. A few rocks around the stem on top of the soil can help hold it upright if it's wobbly.

The leaves you remove should start growing new roots, to make even more plants. Lay them in the same exposure as this mama plant and observe until you see little roots start to form. Then lay on soil surface, either alone or with mama plants. When placing with mama plants, just water the pot like usual. When placing alone, watering with a few spritzes from a squirt bottle on the roots for the first few weeks can get the roots going without the leaf sitting atop a pot of soggy soil.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Hertfordshire
Ldnlady
Sep 9, 2017 2:14 AM CST
WOW! Thank you so much for all that information. I have a lot of time on my hands at the moment as I'm stuck at home so I may take a wee trip to the garden centre to get some supplies. Big Grin

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "One Plant..Variety of Blooms"