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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Emerginny
Jan 16, 2018 11:37 AM CST
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Hello, I hope you can help me identify this plant. It was given to me when very small. I'm told it might be a kalanchoe. It sorts of look like one but mostly doesn't. I'm concerned about how gangly it is and how the lower leaves are pointing down. Thanks in advance for your help.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jan 16, 2018 11:47 AM CST
Welcome!

It is a Kalanchoe and looks very healthy but should be blooming. You can prune it back to force new branches and make it fuller. The pot is very large - does it have a drainage hole?
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jan 16, 2018 3:50 PM CST
It looks like K. blossfeldiana to me:
Florist Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)
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porkpal
Jan 16, 2018 4:16 PM CST
Perhaps it is lanky because it wants more light.
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Emerginny
Jan 17, 2018 10:14 AM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

It is a Kalanchoe and looks very healthy but should be blooming. You can prune it back to force new branches and make it fuller. The pot is very large - does it have a drainage hole?


Thank you Daisyl for the welcome and for your help with this! So it is a Kalanchoe! Awesome! Thank you for that! I didn't know it was a blooming plant. I read a bit on Kalanchoe and will see if I can get it to bloom. I will also prune it as you suggested. Should I prune it and right away see if I can entice it to flower? Or should I give it a bit of rest time after the pruning?

The pot doesn't have holes but I'm being careful not to over water.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Emerginny
Jan 17, 2018 10:17 AM CST
purpleinopp said:It looks like K. blossfeldiana to me:
Florist Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)


Thank you purpleinopp! It seems the concensus. It doesn't look the same to me but it does make sense. It came from my mom and she got it as part of a live plants arrangement she got as a gift. I'm pretty sure it come from the local market.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Emerginny
Jan 17, 2018 10:18 AM CST
porkpal said:Perhaps it is lanky because it wants more light.


I took the picture at night so needed a room with more light. It is normally in a bright location. So I doubt light is the problem. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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purpleinopp
Jan 17, 2018 10:56 AM CST
Happy to suggest. The suggestion that it might appreciate more light comes from the way some of the stems are not able to hold themselves up. The branches grow straight up in more light, becoming woody with age.
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Emerginny
Jan 17, 2018 11:07 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Happy to suggest. The suggestion that it might appreciate more light comes from the way some of the stems are not able to hold themselves up. The branches grow straight up in more light, becoming woody with age.


Thanks for that purpleinopp! and thank you for the picture! That's very helpful. Mine had perky leaves like yours till very recently, maybe 2-3 weeks ago. That's why I thought there might be something wrong with her. I just realized that I have not opened my side door blinds in a few weeks and this is where this plant is. So it might be missing the light from that door. It's a door with window to the floor.

Thanks again for this!


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purpleinopp
Jan 17, 2018 11:27 AM CST
I'm so glad you found it useful. :+)
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