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My Plant is not healthy

by Trina
(Lakeland, FL)

I found this plant with other succulents in a single pot at Home Depot's outdoor but covered area - Yes,my collection is growing and have become happily addicted! But this particular one seems to be unhealthy. The tag did not identify the name of the plant and I would like to revive or give it proper care. There are buds (if that's what you call it) on the tips of the 3 branches but one branch seems to be dying. I am about to transfer it to a bigger pot in order to save it. Can you help me identify this plant and if you know what's wrong with it? Thank you.

Hi Trina, it's nice to see your obsession growing nicely! This poor thing is Kalanchoe daigremontiana, the Maternity plant, and in all honesty, you might be better off not putting it with the rest of your collection, in case whatever is wrong with it is catching.

These plants are notorious thugs and I hate to see innocent gardeners finding these at box stores - especially in warmer climates. It's odd to see one that looks this sick - normally, even nuclear disaster won't kill them.

My suggestion would be to take the baby plants off the edges of the leaves and toss the rest of it. By this time next year, you'll have so many of them you won't know what to do with them all.

You'll find out more about Mother of Thousands here.

Best of luck with your collection!

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