This website is amazing!!!
My friend was going to throw away this plant, so I took it home. I think it is some kind of succulent, because the leaves and stem feel like they are filled with water. It might not be a succulent though … not sure. It’s leaves are kind of frilly on the edges. The fully grown leaves are small, (about the size of a penny). The plant itself is about four inches tall. I hope you can help me identify it! Thank you so much for this invaluable service to the plant world!!! 🙂
P.S. Sorry about the watermarks on the photos – I used a demo program to convert them into a smaller size.
Drought Smart Plants reply:
No worries about the watermarks – at least you sent pictures – it makes my job of performing this service much easier! Thank you for your nice comments.
I’m pretty certain that this plant is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, otherwise known as ‘Flaming Katy’ and other similar names, due to the bright long lasting flowers in the winter.
It looks as though someone probably enjoyed it while it bloomed, but then didn’t know what on earth to do with the poor thing once the stems got longer and bare.
Luckily, you’re in the right place!
Kalanchoe are one of the easiest plants to propagate, so this will be a great way to get more (and much nicer) young plants to display and give away to other succulent plant afficianos.
Happy Succulent Growing!