this plant has a long stem with tentacle looking branches that go all the way down and around in an even line. They put off little flower clusters and they start producing new plants. My mother in law and I both bought one of them and hers isn't doing well. She brought it to me and since I've never experienced problems with mine, I'm not sure how to save it.
Hi Julie, this is Kalanchoe delagoensis, the Chandelier Plant, which is one of the toughest plants ever created. I don't know what your mother in law had done to it to kill it other than overwater it. Let it dry out almost to bone dry, and then see how it reacts to a drink.