Colleen
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Asked on May 19, 2019

Can anyone help me identify this plant?

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It was a surprise that popped up in the same pot as another plant I recently brought home.

q can anyone help me identify this plant
11 answers
  • Sheri Hoenisch
    on May 19, 2019

    I think it looks like a Christmas cactus . They bloom at that time of year .

  • Lucy Marie Bernier
    on May 19, 2019

    Some type of succulent maybe

  • Lee henry
    on May 19, 2019

    hang one of the leaves off the plant and watch the babies grow it is some kind of an air plant i think

  • KRISTIANE KERLEY
    on May 19, 2019

    Kalanchoe, but their leaves I think are more rounded at the tip

  • Jan Clark
    on May 19, 2019

    I think this little one is some variety of Kalanchoe - and there are many. They are a succulent. My guess would be Kalanchoe sexangularis (due to the angularity of the leaves on the stalk). Without seeing the bloom, it's really hard to tell. Put it outside in well draining soil in some nice morning sun and see what you get in a few months. Aren't surprises fun?

    • Colleen
      on May 19, 2019

      I looked up images of sexangularis and I would agree that’s what it likely is. Thanks!

  • Been many years since I have viewed this plant. MIGHT be what my Mother called 'Donkey Tail.' Do not over water. Should grow and multiply. Best NOT to be in full sun, but in filtered shade/sun. Good Luck.

  • Pam
    on May 19, 2019

    According to my iphone 'Plant snap' app it is Kalanchoe fedschenkoi variegated lavender scallops. Upload the app it's lots of fun to challenge the app if you already know and when you don't know. pkc

  • Pam
    on May 19, 2019

    also try 'Walking kalanchoe' I think the leaf structure is closer to this one. pkc

    • Colleen
      on May 19, 2019

      Yep, I do think its kalanchoe. Never heard of the app...that’s cool! Thanks!

  • Garfie
    on May 19, 2019

    The pictured plant is a succulent, belonging to the family Crassulaceae and genus Kalanchoe consisting of around 125 species. This one is known as "Mother of Thousands Babies."

    New plantlets fall off the edges of mature leaves and took root without any outside help. It is also known as Bryopyllum Laetivirens. It is an extremely fast growing plant and that is why is goes by"Mother of Thousand Babies" or "Mother of Millions."


    It is a native of Madagascar but can be found in Brazil and parts of Asia. The plant has blooms, varying in color that blooms in the fall and runs until late winter. The blooms are terminal.


    Some species of Kalanchoe are felt to be toxic to cats. To prevent the cats from chewing on their leaves lightly dust the entire plant with cayenne pepper. The severity of toxicity is directly related to the amount ingested.

    • Colleen
      on May 19, 2019

      Very interesting, thanks! That probably explains how it got into my other plant when it was in the greenhouse.

  • Colleen
    on May 19, 2019

    Thanks very much to everyone who answered! it’s a Kalanchoe, definitely. Now I know how to care for it. :)

  • Hannah
    on May 20, 2019

    I have several of these and they are really neat! When it grows a little more you will start getting babies along the edges... they can be planted to populate your pot. They call it Mother of Millions or something like that. 😁

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