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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!

You can see how to do it here: Succulent Plant Propagation and if you need even more detailed information, you can buy the  Succulent Plant Propagation E-Book.

Comments for Long stemmed with frilly edged leaves

Feb 10, 2012
Thank You!!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for your extremely quick answer!! Today I asked my friend for the back story on this plant and you were exactly right! She bought it at Home Depot when it was blooming with red flowers (she said that they lasted a long time). When the flowers died she didn’t know what to do with the plant. I’m so glad that I was there to rescue it from being thrown out! Thanks so much again for your reply!! 🙂

You’re very welcome – I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve used one of your pictures on the page about Pruning Succulent Plants – I think it illustrates perfectly how to cut the long leggy stems, and get even more plants.

Good luck with your rescue!

Feb 12, 2012
by: Anonymous

Cool! 🙂 I’m so glad that the picture could be used!