Tall growing fuzzy leaves

by Stacy
(Robesonia, pa)

Fuzzy leaves tall succulent

Fuzzy leaves tall succulent

This grows tall from a single stalk. Haven't had luck propagating leaves that fall off. I'm worried that it will break if it gets much taller. Some bottom leaves turn dry and fall off.

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Aug 03, 2014
Kalanchoe
by: Jacki

Hi Stacy, what you have is some type of Kalanchoe species. Typically, they have these kind of lobed leaves, and in an opposite arrangement (one leaf opposite another on the stem).

The leaves falling off at the bottom is also typical. The old leaves gradually wear out, and as the plant grows, it loses the lower ones.

If you're scared it will break or fall over, chop off its head! Not a problem - it will just form new growth from all the leaf axils below the cut, and make a really nice bushy plant. See more about pruning here; pruning succulent plants

I doubt if the leaves will root, as not all succulents have this ability, but the part you chop off sure will. You can cut that into several sections, each with a leaf or two, and make lots of lovely new plants.

Hope that helps with your intriguing plant - buy the e-book for more;





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