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Alana T.

  • Plant ID?

    I received two plants from my sister, cuttings from a prolific plant she's had for a while but has no idea what it is or where it came from. The larger plant initially looked similar to the smaller one but was struggling more, so I put it on the balcony for more sun and it promptly started growing massive leaves outward, though it hasn't gained much height. The smaller one I left on my fridge where it hasn't grown very sturdy and is very pale compared to the other but definitely shows vertical aspirations, being now 2-3x the height I got it at, though it keeps trying to tip over and I have to keep rotating it. On the other hand, the plant my sister has is not vertical at all, with stalks sprawling out of the pot, trailing down for almost a foot before curling back upwards, leaves of a size much more comparable to my smaller plant than my larger all along. So perhaps my fridgeplant's tendency to lean is something I should allow.
    Friday October 19, 2018 at 06:29

2 comments

  • Alana T. Except now I can’t figure out how to upload the picture of the larger plant. But it’s a little shorter, and the leaves are about 4-6x as large and very dense, so much so that you can’t see the trunk/stem/centre of the plant. I thought the pic of the smaller plant might be better for ID since you can clearly see the leaf arrangement and structure Friday October 19, 2018 at 06:32
  • Alana T. Someone identified the picture of my larger plant as a Kalanchoe, and after looking at pictures I agree my larger plant does look like a Christmas Kalanchoe. I’ve yet to see any pictures that look like my fridgeplant or my sister’s trailing parent plant, but her plant recently started putting out clusters of white flowers which has pretty much cinched the ID Friday January 25 at 18:11