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by Bonnie Troyer
(Tempe, Arzona)


See attached photos.
They are grey-green with white spots.
They are quite prolific.
The leaves (?) develop both radially and vertically forming a circle about 4-5 inches in diameter
Some, not all, develop a tall stalk with a multitude of little red, bell shaped flowers.
I’ve never seen them in a nursery or anywhere else.

What the heck are these?

Comments for small succulent plants from Tucson

Feb 28, 2015

by: Joe

a weed is defined as any unwanted plant in a defined area

Apr 22, 2012

by: Anonymous

I am in Florida and also have these growing in my back yard all of a sudden. I’m not sure if they are good or bad.

I’d like more info on both of these.

If they are weeds, then I need to pull them. I have lots of succulents on my back porch, and there is one growing right in a flower pot. The others are now growing in the cracks.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

What is the best way to get rid of them without hurting the other plants around it or spreading them to other parts of the yard? Should I place a plastic bag over the top of it then pull it or is it okay to just pull them like a normal weed?

Will they take over my entire yard/flower pots if I do not pull them??? Thanks!

Drought Smart Plants says: In some areas (such as yours) these are known as a noxious weed – by all means place a bag over them to pull them, and get rid of them. You may be able to cut them down to the ground if they’re in amongst other plants, but be warned, they’re persistent! Be ever vigilant if you don’t want them and remove them when you see them, as yes, they will try and take over the world, one garden at a time.

Best of luck,

May 06, 2011

Kalanchoe diagremontiana – mother of millions
by: jacquie

Kalanchoe diagremontiana – mother of millions
a weed. Class 3 invader in my country, not allowed to be grown.