Green, long and rounded leaf succulent

by Brooke
(Indiana)


My succulent is growing really well and looks awesome but I have no idea what it is! It's leaves grow rounded and form like a mouth and then as they continue to grow they open up and lay flat.

Hi Brooke, I don't really recognize that as a succulent - it looks more to me like it could be an orchid of some kind. You will know when it blooms if it is!

I see a couple of things which concern me; one is that this plant is in what looks to be a glass jar.

If it has no drain hole, your plant, whether it's a succulent or an orchid, will be in trouble very soon. Neither of these plants can take any kind of excess moisture, and they'll rot quickly.

The other thing that I notice is that the upper newer leaves are pale and the plant is leaning; this indicates that it's not getting enough light where you have it. I wouldn't necessarily try to put it directly into full sun, but maybe try a brighter window.

Get that baby transplanted into a container with a drain hole and the proper soil right away!

Best of luck,
Jacki

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Jul 21, 2014
I'll take your word for it
by: Jacki

Not being too familiar with this plant, I'll go with Jackie's identification - this submission is being moved to Crassula.

Jul 08, 2014
Crassula Capitella
by: Jacky Grundling

I agree 100% with Jacki that the plant should be transferred to a terracotta container! Looking at the leaves only I think it is Crassula Capitella Because of a lack of direct sun it developed long
legs. Being in South Africa mine grows outside. If
it get small clusters of white flowers, I think you have your answer

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