Mystery beauty

What is this plant? My husband attended a banquet today and these were used for the decoration. Apparently the sponsors didn't want them back because he came home with 3 of them. I love the color and lushness. Is it Kalanchoe?
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  77 answers
  • Teresa D Teresa D on Apr 12, 2012
    Pretty! I think I saw those in Walmart last year. Not sure what they are called.

  • Barbara J Barbara J on Apr 12, 2012
    I think they are lantana should come back every year if planted outside in warm climate

  • June B June B on Apr 12, 2012
    i think its a butterfly bush i bought some in a gift bag after valentines day only they have pink flowers

  • Alison L Alison L on Apr 12, 2012
    It is Kalanchoe.

  • Michelle D Michelle D on Apr 12, 2012

  • Barbie P Barbie P on Apr 12, 2012
    leaf reminds me of a geranium but the flowers seem fuller. Maybe something in the same plant family

  • Lori B Lori B on Apr 12, 2012
    It is a kalanchoe. It likes cooler temperatures and is very pretty but usually is short lived.

  • Sherry C Sherry C on Apr 12, 2012
    some sort of succulent

  • Katarzyna M Katarzyna M on Apr 12, 2012
    I like them too they last for many weeks and yes, that definately look like kalanchoe .... enjoy

  • Zette P Zette P on Apr 12, 2012
    Yes it is Kalanchoe, you can tell by the succulent leaves and flowers. They are a houseplant unless you live in an area where it never falls below 55 degrees.

  • Kris S Kris S on Apr 12, 2012
    I agree with Kalanchoe. Very pretty.

  • Barbara K Barbara K on Apr 12, 2012
    Yes I believe it is a kalanchoe. Great plant.

  • Debora T Debora T on Apr 12, 2012
    Yep, Kalanchoe!

  • Gina L Gina L on Apr 12, 2012
    yup it's a Kalanchoe. I have them in my garden

  • Donna H Donna H on Apr 12, 2012
    Pretty sure it's kalanchoe. They have flowers that look like little tiny roses, if mine is any judge.

  • Yvette P Yvette P on Apr 12, 2012
    It is a kalanchoe. Can tell by the leaves. Makes a great houseplant indoors.

  • Becky B Becky B on Apr 12, 2012
    Sharon,you are right,it is a Kalanchoe. I had one that was a deep pink.

  • Bonnie M Bonnie M on Apr 12, 2012
    It's definitely Kolanchoe; I just don't know how to spell it. :-)

  • Terryrose S Terryrose S on Apr 12, 2012
    Kalanchoe,it comes in many other colors too.You can find them @ Homedepot.Yellow,pink,white,purple,red,

  • Marcia C Marcia C on Apr 12, 2012
    Yes, like was said, it is a Kalanchoe, the leaves give it away!!!

  • Carla P Carla P on Apr 12, 2012
    Kalanchoe for sure.

  • Sheryll S Sheryll S on Apr 12, 2012
    I am sure it is a Kalanchoe and guess what..... many years ago, I had thrown them into a not so fancy green house/lean to and it was a flippin cold winter here in Jax and guess what? They bloomed ALL winter. Throw them on the ground and they will grow if they have dirt....

  • Retha S Retha S on Apr 12, 2012

  • Tony W Tony W on Apr 12, 2012
    Kalanchoe is right, but living in Atlanta you need to put them inside for the winter.

  • Mary anne Z Mary anne Z on Apr 12, 2012
    kakanchoe its like a cactus and hawaiian house plant they are in purple red and yellow

  • Crystal N Crystal N on Apr 12, 2012
    Those who said kalanchoe are right.

  • Kelli E Kelli E on Apr 12, 2012
    It is a kalanchoe. It if gets a good bit of sun, the flowers will last a long time.

  • Deborah C Deborah C on Apr 12, 2012
    Yes it is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana and they come in different colors.

  • Teresa C Teresa C on Apr 12, 2012
    flowering Kalanchoe succulent plant

  • Carol C Carol C on Apr 12, 2012
    Kalanchoe - also beautiful in yellow

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 12, 2012
    Great! Thanks everyone. I'm excited about having such colorful houseplants. They will look great on my dining room table (southeast facing window).

  • Juanita J Juanita J on Apr 12, 2012
    Yes I agree that it is a Kalanchoe. Lovely

  • Leona G Leona G on Apr 12, 2012
    It is a kalanchoe, it is a succulent that blooms due to length of day. They are just about at the end of this years bloom cycle. I have them in my yard in Central Florida and have had them for about 10 years. If you are above Zone 8 they are a houseplant.

  • Rebecca W Rebecca W on Apr 12, 2012
    Don't know the name but they sell them at Walmart.

  • Ann S Ann S on Apr 12, 2012
    it is a kalanchoe they come in a lot of different colors. if not over watered they will last a few weeks

  • Debra C Debra C on Apr 12, 2012
    Kalanchoe. I have several of them.

  • Morgan R Morgan R on Apr 12, 2012
    I agree with all the posts about it being kalanchoe. I love them!

  • Rose S Rose S on Apr 12, 2012
    If you like, you can start new plant-lets from the leaves of the Kalanchoe. Good luck, they will grow like weeds.

  • Carol Ann G Carol Ann G on Apr 12, 2012
    You got it right, kalanchoe. I have used them to have a bright spot on the kitchen table. They don't seem to mind that I don't have a lot of light there. But, I am sure being a succulent that it probably would love to be in the sunshine.

  • Rene T Rene T on Apr 12, 2012
    Im a florist and ook at these everyday. kalanchoe

  • Kathy F Kathy F on Apr 12, 2012

  • Melissa L Melissa L on Apr 12, 2012

  • Cristina Z Cristina Z on Apr 12, 2012
    kalancho, I have these in my back yard in red and yellow!

  • Debbie C Debbie C on Apr 12, 2012
    It IS Kalanchoe ... called "Blooming Katie" ... comes in a variety of colors ... red, white, pink, yellow, orange ... don't overwater as they are a succulent!

  • Sharon Kay W Sharon Kay W on Apr 12, 2012

  • Rhonda T Rhonda T on Apr 12, 2012
    Definitely Kalanchoe

  • Michelle I Michelle I on Apr 12, 2012

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Apr 12, 2012
    Kalanchoe, but not sure of the name...

  • Rhonda G Rhonda G on Apr 12, 2012

  • Barbara U Barbara U on Apr 12, 2012
    Duh! Kalanchoe it is!!!

  • Lois N Lois N on Apr 12, 2012
    I bring mine in for the winter and around January they start blooming again, a lovely bit of color at that time of the year! Enjoy these plants for years!

  • Sandy B Sandy B on Apr 12, 2012

  • Anna C Anna C on Apr 12, 2012
    Kalanchoe is correct, and it can be a long lasting plant. I've had mine for 2 years and I put 2 colors together and it looks wonderful!

  • LouAnne S LouAnne S on Apr 12, 2012
    definitely Kalanchoe. I have it in several colors. All purchased at the 99 cent store!

  • Patsy B Patsy B on Apr 13, 2012
    Its know as the Mother's Day plant by florist. They love it in Palm Springs.

  • Phyllis C Phyllis C on Apr 13, 2012
    I also have orange and pink Kalanchoe. They grow in the ground and in pots at my home in So. California year around. Unless it's expected to freeze, they stay outside.

  • Roxy D Roxy D on Apr 13, 2012
    I was thinking kalanchoe. Very pretty

  • Jeanette M Jeanette M on Apr 13, 2012
    Kalanchoe I have one in my window that is pink love them.

  • Geogardens Geogardens on Apr 13, 2012
    Kalanchoe, excellent plant for in/outside and year round flowers.

  • Adriana P Adriana P on Apr 13, 2012
    I have 2 of them I didn't know what they where. I also just seen they do come in different colors too. I have seen a bright orange and a pink.

  • Sandra K Sandra K on Apr 13, 2012
    It's a Kalanchoe. I can't believe they didn't want them back!!

  • Tam79786 Tam79786 on Apr 13, 2012
    Definitely Kalanchoe, I have one in white. I'd never seen one in white, so I had to have it! The white is sooo crisp against the green foliage!

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 13, 2012
    @Adriana - Glad that I wasn't the only one. After so many responses, I thought I must be the only one in the world who didn't know. :-) @Sandra K - I know! I was shocked too. He said there were about 40 tables & they were the centerpiece and giveaway. Most of the guests didn't want to take them either. So, he grabbed 3 for me. I just came from Home Depot & they have a lot in all colors. I love my freebies and hope I can keep them for a long time. They are gorgeous with intense, saturated color.

  • Angie S Angie S on Apr 13, 2012
    Ok a Kalanchoe, how do you keep these plants alive? I have 2 that I got in December, they loose the flower very quickly, mine are still struggling to stay alive. they hardly have any leaves on them, but I dont get rid of them because I keep thinking they will come back.

  • Linda P Linda P on Apr 13, 2012
    My kalanchoe sat in an east window but never bloomed. To my surprise one branch began to set buds! I figured it out--every night when I lowered the roman shade it went down behind the plant except for one branch that was always behind the shade. From that I found out that the kalanchoe must have complete darkness for a certain time in order to bloom. The light over our kitchen sink stayed on all the time so it never bloomed.(Some things are learned the hard way.)

  • CAROL H CAROL H on Apr 14, 2012
    It's a Kalanchoe.

  • Rainy Odessy Rainy Odessy on Jul 17, 2012
    yup kalanchoe

  • Rainy Odessy Rainy Odessy on Jul 17, 2012
    bright light if in the house and dont water too often inside but they can weather the outdoors come spring thru fall and require lots of water outdoorsand can tolerate full sun to light shade outdoors...flowering plants dont always bloom for us at home grow them for the great foliage and thank your lucky stars if you are a grower who can get additional blooms but they certainly wont stay in flower for you year round anyway.....all plants have a blooming season

  • Roxy D Roxy D on Jul 18, 2012
    Definitely kalancho

  • Rose S Rose S on Jul 19, 2012
    Kalanchoe. I like them and have started some from leaves which I pinched off a friends plants. Mine like lots of natural light, but they do come in many different colors, I just haven't seen any in the blue range.

  • Sherri Curtis Sherri Curtis on Aug 01, 2012
    I have had one for many yrs and it is slow dieing what can i do to bring it back I have it sitting in a window with little light comeing threw and water it but once a week???

    • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Sep 06, 2016
      They do need a fair amount of light. Do you ever give it a little fertilizer? If it is relatively old and the stems are thick and kindof woody, you might want to start a new one which is quite simple to do. Break off some of the newer stems with like 4 or5 inches to deal with. Remove most of the leaves. Leave the stems lying out on the table to harden off for 3 days. Then bury them pretty much in new dirt. Within a week or so you will probably see some new growth. Pinch any brand new leaves at the top of the stem to keep the plant fuller. And there you go, a new baby. I keep the old one too but clean it up .

  • Debbie C Debbie C on Aug 02, 2012
    AKA "Blooming Katie" - and yes, Kalanchoe. Do not overwater as these are succulents and hold water. Bright light (can be hardened off in spring and grown outside) is needed; is not cold-tolerant.

  • Sheryll S Sheryll S on Sep 06, 2012
    Kalanchoe's are hard to kill. lol. So if your's is dying, move it somewhere else, where it can get some sun and all. Mine bloomed all winter in my green house and I could not even get to it to turn it or not even sure it got water. I no longer have the same property and no longer a green house, so I leave mine outside till a freeze then I bring it up onto the washer in the laundry room. Not heated or insulated in there either.... but if hard freeze here, I cover it and wrap them a bit.

    • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Apr 28, 2016
      @Sheryll S Definitely do not need a greenhouse to grow these and I would not think even with a hard freeze and this plant was inside that it would hurt it.

  • Kristina Kristina on Mar 04, 2016
    Lucky you! The Kalanchoe makes a terrific patio pot plant and requires little water. It will freeze so protect in the winter.

  • Susan Susan on Mar 04, 2016
    I love the fuschia or hot pink Kalanchoes. Did you know that when baby stems and leaves grow out, that if you pinch those off, the main trunk will grow thicker. They do need a bit of sun to thrive. Also, deadhead old blooms, and dead and discolored leaves, and rotate the pot if the main stem starts to follow the sun, so your plant will grow straight. (Deadhead just means to pinch off, to encourage new growth and larger blooms.) They are very rewarding plants!

  • Kay Smith Kay Smith on Mar 04, 2016
    Red kalanchoe. Very hardy. I put mine outside after first frost all summer till November.

  • Dwi5997718 Dwi5997718 on Jun 28, 2016
    Yes kalanchoes. Deadhead them to keep blooms coming. Don't overwater. They have succulent leaves.