Dark green rubbery leaves and very small yellow flowers

It has dark rubbery leaves, a long stem and the leaves kind of look like a ladder going up and at the very top of the stem has tiny yellow flowers.

I had got a cutting from my grandmother she has been growing it indoors and it looks great; I've had the cutting for three days and the leaves are turning a green/gray color and the leaves fall off very easy.

I would love to know what kind of plant it is so the little guy will do better. My grandmother has had it so long that she dosn't know the name or where she might have got it from. Much Thanks Kindra

Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Kindra, this is one of the many Kalanchoe blossfeldiana hybrids, well known by their other name of Flaming Katy, for the bright flowers in all kinds of bright colors.

To care for these iron tough plants, be cruel. You are most likely overwatering it; stop right now, or it will rot for sure. These are hardy and drought tolerant plants, and don't like or appreciate your tender loving care, or too much water. They also require bright light once established, so indoors they need to be in a south window, not in a dim area.

You can see more about succulent care here.

Happy Succulent Growing!

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May 06, 2017
Too leggy
by: Kay

Please can you help? I have my plant in the kitchen - I turn it daily so it doesn't lean one way but just seems to get taller and taller. Where do I pinch out the leaves so it bushes out? It has not flowered either though it did at first little pink ones, otherwise is healthy.

May 06, 2017
by: Jacki

Always pinch or prune above a set of leaves that you want to keep. Makes sense, right? See more about pruning here.

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