by Stacy
(Robesonia, pa)


Fuzzy leaves tall succulent

This grows tall from a single stalk. Haven’t had luck propagating leaves that fall off. I’m worried that it will break if it gets much taller. Some bottom leaves turn dry and fall off.

Comments for Tall growing fuzzy leaves

Aug 03, 2014

by: Jacki

Hi Stacy, what you have is some type of Kalanchoe species. Typically, they have these kind of lobed leaves, and in an opposite arrangement (one leaf opposite another on the stem).

The leaves falling off at the bottom is also typical. The old leaves gradually wear out, and as the plant grows, it loses the lower ones.

If you’re scared it will break or fall over, chop off its head! Not a problem – it will just form new growth from all the leaf axils below the cut, and make a really nice bushy plant. See more about pruning here; pruning succulent plants

I doubt if the leaves will root, as not all succulents have this ability, but the part you chop off sure will. You can cut that into several sections, each with a leaf or two, and make lots of lovely new plants.

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Sep 20, 2017

My daughter gave me a leaf.
by: Alta

My daughter gave me a leaf, I stuck it in some soil and kept it moist. After almost a year I finally have some little plants. I don’t know how to care for this little baby plant. Help me please,!!!!! I do not wish for this baby plant to die.

Sep 20, 2017

Alta – Baby plants
by: Jacki

Baby plants need the same care as adult plants – the occasional drink, and not too much of it. Let them dry out before you water them again. Give them bright indirect light (not full sun) until they get bigger.

May 12, 2018

Plant with fuzzy leaves
by: Linda

Don’t be afraid of it breaking, Mine is about 15ft and draped over my fence, almost bent in half with no leaves for about 8ft.

Oct 14, 2019

Indoors or Outdoors
by: Beth

I live in Ohio and need to know if this would survive outside year round. I have an indoor cat and I am not sure if he may try to eat it and if it would harm him. Thank you for all of your help.

Oct 14, 2019

Note to Beth
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

Hey Beth, there are no Kalanchoe that are hardy enough to live outdoors in an Ohio winter. Sorry. But, if you can get a hold of some bird cages, place those over top of your plants to protect them from kitties.

Oct 15, 2019

Thank you
by: Beth

Thank you Jacki

Feb 17, 2022

by: Jessica

Thanks so much (Jackie), i’ve been trying everything to make this li’l plant happy, no luck. At least now i know what it is & research it’s care.