Plant ID forum: What succulents/plants do I own? Trying to save my babies!

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Name: Sabi
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sabigrows
Apr 4, 2018 4:31 PM CST
Hi, my name is Samantha. I'm just wondering what types of succulents/plants I own so I can better care for them and hopefully make them thrive! I got most of these as gifts. I'm also trying to propagate them and grow more from them. I apologize for the poor qualify of photos. Thanks for your time!


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There are 3 different types in here I believe ^^^
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 4, 2018 7:06 PM CST
First things first. Make them healthy and happy and then decide to propagate them.

1. Did it used to have a crown of brightly colored flowers? Look at kalanchoe blossfeldiana

2. Variegated Jade Plant (Crassula ovata 'Variegata' )

3. Actually, there are 4 plants in this pot. At 2 0'clock is a Watch Chain Plant (Crassula muscosa). After that, I'm not sure.

4. Does it slime on you when you break a leaf? Have you seen it bloom?

5. Cute but haven't a clue

6. Variegated schefflera (Schefflera arboricola "Variegata")
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Name: Sabi
Nothern California (Zone 9a)
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sabigrows
Apr 4, 2018 11:06 PM CST
DaisyI said:First things first. Make them healthy and happy and then decide to propagate them.

1. Did it used to have a crown of brightly colored flowers? Look at kalanchoe blossfeldiana

2. Variegated Jade Plant (Crassula ovata 'Variegata' )

3. Actually, there are 4 plants in this pot. At 2 0'clock is a Watch Chain Plant (Crassula muscosa). After that, I'm not sure.

4. Does it slime on you when you break a leaf? Have you seen it bloom?

5. Cute but haven't a clue

6. Variegated schefflera (Schefflera arboricola "Variegata")



Thanks for you response. No, the first one did not ever have flowers sprouting from it that I know of. It is sprouting new little babies at the top though, so I take that as a good sign.

Yes, the variegated jade plant is definitely what I have! Thanks!

At 2 o'clock, it's definitely Watch Chain Plant Smiling The other ones, I have a good feeling of what those might be.

Yes, when I have trimmed the dead ends off of that one, it does slime! Never seen it bloom.

Schefflera, definitely! The octopus tree :D
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purpleinopp
Apr 5, 2018 7:11 AM CST
#1 does look like a possible Kalanchoe. In a month or so, if given a couple hours+ (per day) of direct sun, it should have some recognizable foliage.

Pic #3, agree with C. muscosa. Also looks like a Sedum morganianum (the one with pointed foliage.) At the top might be Sedum adolphi/nussbaumerianum, the other 2 plants look like they might be the same kind, but IDK what either.

#4 either a bulb or Bromeliad. Are the edges of the leaves sharp? Kind of getting an Ananas vibe from the pic (pineapple.)

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Name: Daisy I
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Apr 5, 2018 10:10 AM CST
#4 Something about the leaves made me think of Pregnant Onions. I think the accepted name is now Albuca bracteata.
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purpleinopp
Apr 5, 2018 10:54 AM CST
Definitely worth a look.
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Name: Sabi
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sabigrows
Apr 5, 2018 11:30 AM CST
DaisyI said:#4 Something about the leaves made me think of Pregnant Onions. I think the accepted name is now Albuca bracteata.


Thank you SO much, it IS a "pregnant onion". Not long ago I was cleaning the top layer of soil from leaves and sticks, and I pulled out what I thought was wild grass growing and a tiny bulb pulled out! So I planted that in a small pot by itself. I also kept digging and found a second one, so I planted that as well. I remember thinking "Is that a damn onion???" Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
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purpleinopp
Apr 5, 2018 12:44 PM CST
LOL! Knowing that there was a bulb would have eliminated my suggestions for it.
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Apr 5, 2018 2:57 PM CST
The opposite leaves of #1 make me think Cotyledon, especially if that is an inflorescence emerging from the top. It's hard to tell from the photo. If those are flowers coming out the top, they should be pretty good. That's just a guess. The plant should be more compact (and maybe develop red edges on the leaves) in stronger light.

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Name: Sabi
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sabigrows
Apr 6, 2018 9:27 AM CST
Baja_Costero said:The opposite leaves of #1 make me think Cotyledon, especially if that is an inflorescence emerging from the top. It's hard to tell from the photo. If those are flowers coming out the top, they should be pretty good. That's just a guess. The plant should be more compact (and maybe develop red edges on the leaves) in stronger light.

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It does look like Cotyledon "Macrantha". Got it from someone who didn't want it anymore. It looks really beat up for the most part but there is a healthy young looking one deep down in the pot by the soil that looks exactly like Macrantha. It has red around the edges, looks healthier than any of the other foliage. Thank You!
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Apr 6, 2018 2:07 PM CST
If that's what it is, be aware the plant enjoys a bit of space. You can keep it for a long time in a small pot, but if you give it a bit more room (step by step, one size at a time, as it grows up) you will see it become fuller and branchier. More so than the average succulent. Try to use a fast draining soil for your succulents, like regular potting soil mixed with an equal amount of perlite, pumice, or whatever kind of grit you have available locally, so you can give them space without concerning yourself too much about rot. If you're wanting to reproduce the plant you can easily root the rosette at the end of the stems, and be sure to save the stumps, because they are likely to do this afterwards (forced branching):

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Name: Sabi
Nothern California (Zone 9a)
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Apr 6, 2018 5:03 PM CST
Baja_Costero said:If that's what it is, be aware the plant enjoys a bit of space. You can keep it for a long time in a small pot, but if you give it a bit more room (step by step, one size at a time, as it grows up) you will see it become fuller and branchier. More so than the average succulent. Try to use a fast draining soil for your succulents, like regular potting soil mixed with an equal amount of perlite, pumice, or whatever kind of grit you have available locally, so you can give them space without concerning yourself too much about rot. If you're wanting to reproduce the plant you can easily root the rosette at the end of the stems, and be sure to save the stumps, because they are likely to do this afterwards (forced branching):

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I read how to propagate the Cotyledon and so I went through with the process. As you can see now that the younger ones are visible, it is sprouting 3 new babies. I placed the cuttings or picking into a shallow dish with water (1st photo) I hope they prosper, but if not, at least the one I have is growing so I can try different methods.

Is the "forced branching" due to the fact that, since we cut off a large chunk off the top, it focuses all it's energy on making new ones flourish and existing ones flourish as well? That's so cool and fascinating.




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Name: Daisy I
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Apr 6, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Hmmm... Water? Crying

Let them dry out for a day or two and plant them in cactus soil and perlite.

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