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Anthony Minot
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Hey I'm having trouble identifying this plant. My wife got it for valentines but refrained from keeping the tags and info unfortunately so I have no clue what to do at this point. It multiplies by stem constantly and I have about 12 in less than a year from just the one she got me. It blooms red flowers every 1-3 months and survives well without a watering schedule.
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Mary Christine Nestor
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I believe it's some kind of begonia -- typically they have waxy leaves. It looks like it might have some kind of scale on it which can be removed just by wiping it off or spraying it with a soap spray.
 
Anthony Minot
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I appreciate the input and I can see a slight resemblance but I don't believe it's that. The leaves hint at succulent. They are thick the flowers sprout in 4 or 6's, and are small, about an inch when bloomed with 8ish red flower petals that overlap.( if any of this info helps)
 
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Could be Sedum spectabile.
 
Anthony Minot
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Tyler Ludens wrote:Could be Sedum spectabile.


Wow I think you're right I looked it up and this pic1 is exactly what is looks like in bloom! Thanks Tyler.

Now I have one more (this years valentines gift from wife lol) it's a beautiful cactus but I just want to know what specific type pic2.
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Hester Winterbourne
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I beg to differ that it sounds more like a Kalanchoe which is much more commonly offered as a houseplant than sedum species.
 
Anthony Minot
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Oh. Now that I look closer the leaves match the kalanchoe. Mine aren't spiky they are rounded. Huh, well what gets me is the flowers that bloom (wish they where in bloom for a pic) look like the sedum, yet the leaves match the kalanchoe. Is there a variation that might be like this maybe like a cross breed? I mean at least we have it narrowed down if not solved at this point but I am curious if its a possibility considering the similar types of plants involved.

Thank you guys again for the input I've never gotten such good response anywhere else like this.
 
Tom Digerness
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My guess would be calandiva if it has the double flower petals.  Simple kalanchoes have four petals.  Though Calandiva is just a variant of kalanchoe.  Beautiful house plant that I gift to black thumbs just to boost their plant keeping confidence.
 
Laurie Dyer
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Over at gardenweb.com, they have a succulent forum, someone there could id it quickly. It's quite lush and healthy looking!
 
Anthony Minot
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Calandiva is exactly what it is the flowers match and so do the leaves.
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Anthony Minot
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Tom Digerness wrote:Beautiful house plant that I gift to black thumbs just to boost their plant keeping confidence.

If by black thumbs you mean "has hard time growing" then I can see why I'm having issues with its multiplying ability considering my green thumb lol . I wouldn't mind it if I had myself a big patch of yard to grow it in but alas I do not, So I've been taking the extras and planting them around my apt complex in moist plain corners to thrive and bloom. They said it's ok as long as I keep them at bay and take them with me when I move.
 
Tom Digerness
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I would love to see them bloom in full glory with the sun, but living in northern utah, they are stuck indoors, where it is a battle to keep them from getting too leggy.  I understand the issues with them multiplying.  Having ran out of people to gift them to, I have resorted to throwing cuttings into the worm bin (they still grow) instead of another pot.
 
Thomas Wown
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I agree with a couple of peeps here. These are Calandiva hands down.
 
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