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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What is it?



Clues:
It has small white flowers when it blooms.
It likes water, and grows overnight when it has some!!!
I'm beginning to seriously doubt it is a succulent.
The leaves are thick and waxy feeling, but not overly.
I stuck 3 leaves in the soil and they are producing side growth after 2 weeks!
Check out those scalloped leaf edges!

I LOVE this plant. It is a serious love. When I wake up in the morning it has had obvious growth overnight and it amazes me every morning! WOW! I cannot wait to take more cuttings and get a massive plant out of it, and when it blooms it is a showstopper! So delicate and sweet. I'm just waiting!

14 comments:

Claude said...

It looks like Plectranthus verticillatus - common name of Swedish Ivy. To be absolutely sure, are the stems square? If so, that's it... quickly roots from cuttings, makes wonderful hanging baskets. There are variagated and purple varieties available. Most definitely not a succulent, it's in the Lamiaceae family, which means it's a relative of the mints.

mr_subjunctive said...

Plectranthus nummularius (Swedish ivy)?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It looks like a Swedish Ivy plant to me. I had one years ago. It was a wonderful plant. I don't know the botanical name for it.

Darla said...

Kalanchoe. (spelling)

Pudgeduck said...

I love plants that grow fast-Hope you find out what it is-Claude where are you????

Serena said...

I've seen this plant before and I should know the name of it but I don't, sorry.

Outside In said...

Thats a Kalanchoe

Florida Sue said...

Julie have a look here:


Plectranthus verticillatus

Matt said...

It looks like Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, and the description of the severed leaves sprouting would fit.

Julie said...

Thankyou all for your ideas! I will wait for a bloom and re-post at that time as well.

Aiyana said...

Looks like it's narrowed down to two choices by the comments so far. I'll be watching to see what the blooms look like too.
Aiyana

My Little Family: said...

I've had it before but don't know the name. It's a fleshy leaf, right?

Julie said...

Vickie- yes...it is a fleshy leaf!

marianne said...

I think it is a kalanchoe......