Friday, September 3, 2010

macroflower: Flat Succulent






I am the proud owner of this unusual succulent. It has red edges and is bigger than the size of my palm. It has fleshy, paddle-like leaves that resemble the shape of a clamshell as though I am closing my palms together.

Sorry I can't tell you the name, Do you know? I googled the images, but can't see any like this, It might be a flapjack but it is definitely not a rosette.

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That is Kalanchoe thyrsiflora - I have it on my wish list for sure. What a great plant in mixed planters with Echeveria and other succulents.

If any of my friends go to Canada, and when I can propagate them and get lots of babies, I will get them to take them to you.*****



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15 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is certainly unique though I've seen similar. I don't know the name, however. I love it because it is so exotic.

Ginny said...

Well, we would say that this is flat as a pancake! Sorry I don't know what it is, it's pretty strange!

maiaT said...

Lovely little plant and probably it is easy to care for it.It has an interesting form being so flat.
Sorry, I don't know its mane either

Heather T. said...

Ann, I don't know what this is but I really appreciate the succulent plants...they are so forgiving. I really like your first photo.

♥ from a Vermont Girl

Linnea W said...

Great close up shot. It really reveals several colors. Succulents are pretty low maintenance, aren't they!

The Gardener said...

Wow! This is my first time to see this exotic plant. Thanks for sharing. Blessings from Southeast Asia.

Flower Town said...

Oopss...I'm not a bit of help either on this plant. Whatever it is, it makes for a great plant to have.

Drought Smart Plants said...

That is Kalanchoe thyrsiflora - I have it on my wish list for sure. What a grat plant in mixed planters with Echeveria and other succulents.

Ann said...

*****Thanks very much Drought Smart Plants said...http://www.drought-smart-plants.com/

That is Kalanchoe thyrsiflora - I have it on my wish list for sure. What a great plant in mixed planters with Echeveria and other succulents.

If any of my friends go to Canada, and when I can propagate them and get lots of babies, I will get them to take them to you.*****

Regina said...
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Regina said...

Rare and lovely!
Happy Sunday Ann.


✿ Regina

Jama said...

I'm not sure of the name but I bought something similar from Ikea and guess what? it died a few weeks later!

Drought Smart Plants said...

Thanks Ann - unfortunately there is SO much red tape it's not worth trying to bring in plants from any other country. It's too bad, as there's so much more choice from the US, and Australia too where they have been avid growers and hybridizers developing more lovely varieties for decades.

In many cases, the plants you find at Lowes and other box stores haven't had the best of care, and then well meaning buyers overwater them! Try again, Jama - and this time, don't water it until it's pretty much bone dry - don't worry it's not cruel!

bfarr said...

Interesting perspective.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I like it! Very neat.