Plant ID forum: ID plant and advice on reviving it to health.

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johnsilk
Nov 22, 2017 10:49 AM CST
I'm trying to identify the plant, but more importantly get some guidance on how to revive it to it's former healthy fullness. The plant lives next to the window in my apartment here in Beijing, China. I'm thinking that it may need to be re-potted in a larger pot, but I just don't know, so I'm reaching out to you guys here in the forum to see if you could put me in the know.

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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2017 11:11 AM CST
Hi johnsilk, Welcome!

I'm not certain but it reminds me of Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii')

@purpleinopp Tiffany grows a lot of Kalanchoes and may be able to confirm the true identity of your lovely plant and offer advice.
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johnsilk
Nov 22, 2017 11:30 AM CST
Much appreciated for the referral @plantladylin. I just took a look, and it does look like it could be Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii'. I'll drop her a message, Thanks.
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porkpal
Nov 22, 2017 2:13 PM CST
I think it needs to be repotted into pot that drains. That one looks as if it has no drainage.
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purpleinopp
Nov 22, 2017 2:37 PM CST
HI & welcome, John! Totally agree with Kalanchoe but I am not sure which one from these pics. Try to put it in your most well-lit spot so it stays upright, and may bloom this winter or next if it gets enough light. The sagging might be due to its' species, if it's gastonis-bonnieri, or from lower light, or combination of both.
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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2017 3:26 PM CST
Here's our database link for Donkey Ears (Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri)
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johnsilk
Nov 22, 2017 9:39 PM CST
Thanks guys for the feedback,
The pot I have the plant in does have drainage somewhat. It's hard to tell from my photos, but there is a riser inside at the bottom of the pot that the soil sits on top of, allowing excess water to drain. Not sure it this was a good idea? I have moved it to a spot where it'll get a much sunlight possible from inside. I think I may try to repot it in a pot with drainage holes using a saucer instead.

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tofitropic
Nov 22, 2017 10:43 PM CST
I would also suggest another option that this could be an etiolated Kalanchoe Daigremontiana, lack of light might cause it looks like that. Smiling
Beijing, China
johnsilk
Nov 24, 2017 5:05 PM CST
So I did a little research, and found these pictures of Kalanchoe Daigremontiana. The consensus seems to be lack of light may be a primary cause for sagging in a Kalanchoe plant. So my strategy is to repot and get the plant more light. I already have it sitting next to the window. Maybe another light source would help. I'll see...Thanks again for the replies.
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