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NJ
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Dec 31, 2017 11:47 PM CST
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I happen to get this plant somewhere and I don't know what it is. I searched alien looking plant, weird looking plant, etc but as always google rarely gives me what I want to know..

Well sorry to who like this plant, but it looks disgusting and I don't want it. However I'm the weird one who sometimes think it's too cruel to just kill them. Also who knows? maybe if it grows, it might turn interesting. Anyway, it would be thankful if you could give me name of this plant. I don't want to kill them from not knowing how to grow. Thank you.

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BigBill
Jan 1, 2018 12:46 AM CST
I know it as "Mother of Thousands". It is a Kalanchoe or succulent. Other succulent experts can provide more detailed info.
They are easy to grow, down here they are weeds in my lanai. They are however pretty in bloom. Mine bloom anywhere from 12" to 6 feet tall and the flowers form within a broad bloom head. It is kind of a Coral Orange to Red color, very pretty. The curse of the plant, hence mother of thousands, is that from the ends of the leaves, "Little plantlets" form and drop off. Quite quickly one turns into dozens, dozens into hundreds and hundreds into thousands!! Need I go on?
Everyone should try one but keep a whip and a chair handy as they can get out of control.

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kniphofia
Jan 1, 2018 12:48 AM CST
It doesn't look very healthy and if you don't want it just toss it!
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BigBill
Jan 1, 2018 12:51 AM CST
These are just "infants". They are being crowded by low light. Being a succulent they take some sun.
They do grow quickly as 6 feet in 6 months down here is common for me.
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NJ
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Jan 1, 2018 1:09 AM CST
Thank you for the answer. Finally found out what this plant is. About the condition of the picture, I was not intended to do that. Left them in a harsh condition by mistake. The thing is.. I searched leopard mother of thousand on google and.. older plant looks the same which feel like to be found in alien planet. I'll look for a good reason to grow this plant.. but I don't know.
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Jan 1, 2018 4:59 AM CST
Once healthy and grown, that plant is very interesting though. You might want to give this a try.
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RuuddeBlock
Jan 1, 2018 7:01 AM CST
Its name is no longer Kalanchoe but has been renamed Bryophyllum daigremontiana. After flowering you best start with a young plant again, you will have many anyway,

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BigBill
Jan 1, 2018 7:08 AM CST
Thanks Ruud! I tip my hat to you.
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greene
Jan 1, 2018 10:42 AM CST
RuuddeBlock said:Its name is no longer Kalanchoe but has been renamed Bryophyllum daigremontiana. After flowering you best start with a young plant again, you will have many anyway,

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The database here on NGA used the currently accepted name as listed by The Catalog of Life; it shows Kalanchoe daigremontiana as the accepted name and B. daigremontiana as a synonym.
Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe daigremontiana)

If you don't want the plant by all means, just chuck it in the bin. But, maybe...just maybe...let it grow until it makes lots of babies, then chuck out the mother and keep the babies. They may make you happy as you watch them grow. Thumbs up

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purpleinopp
Jan 2, 2018 8:12 AM CST
The plant in question has leaves that are not as wide as the daigremontiana species. It looks like the hybrid x houghtonii to me (hybrid between daigremontiana and delagoensis.)
Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii')
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plantladylin
Jan 2, 2018 9:58 AM CST
I agree, Kalanchoe and it looks like maybe Chandelier Plant (Kalanchoe delagoensis)



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plantladylin
Jan 2, 2018 10:02 AM CST
*Blush* oops, I missed purpleinopps post and Tiffany knows Kalanchoe, so go with that ID!
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purpleinopp
Jan 2, 2018 10:34 AM CST
TY, Lin but I can't say that about myself. I have a collection of them, but there are many species I've never seen in person, and probably not even in pics.

A specimen of K. delagoensis would have leaves that are round in cross section. I remember this one because a synonym is tubiflora, which reminds me it's the tubular one. Daigremontiana leaves strike me as diamond shape. The two words start almost the same, dai, dia, and that association helps me remember that one. If only my memory was as efficient with things like the fact that there is laundry in the washer that should be moved to the dryer...! LOL!
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