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What Is This Plant? (Kalanchoe)

Three different colored kalanchoe plants in colorful planters.
The kalanchoe is a thick leafed succulent that is native to Madagascar and tropical Africa. Typically these flowering plants are grown as houseplants, but if you live in an environment similar to their native homeland they can be grown outside. This is a page about, "What is this plant?". (kalanchoe)
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February 8, 2016

After my beloved mamaw's funeral, my parents gave me several of the large sympathy arrangements and baskets of blooming plants. Nothing was labeled, besides 'blooming plants' on a tag under the basket, and there were several small pots in the basket with blooms. What Are These Houseplants?

 

I recognized the peace Lilies, cyclamen, and a palm but don't recognize two of the others. One has tiny bunches of pink flowers and really thick rubbery green leaves that almost feel like sedum leaves, like frog belly sedum.

The other has small white/cream flowers with petals that sparkle in the light, it also has green, kind of thick leaves. I was just wondering if anyone could give me a name for them, so I can give them proper care. Thanks in advance! I did look on the florist's website to no avail.

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February 8, 20160 found this helpful

Hi, the white flowering plant looks like an African violet, not sure on the other one.

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February 8, 20160 found this helpful

I'm pretty sure the pink one is a gloxinia. There are many different types, some with larger blooms, some with double and some with single blooms.

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February 9, 20160 found this helpful

They are both African violets. The leaf of the pink one does not look like a gloxinia.

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February 9, 20162 found this helpful

I don't think the pink flowering plant is either an African Violet or a Gloxinia. I believe it is a Kalanchoe. Please google this and let us know. I never saw an African violet with 'thick rubbery leaves'.

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This might help

www.krismers.com/Kalanchoe_care.pdf

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February 14, 20161 found this helpful

The pink is most definitely Kalanchoe. Sorry, I don't recognize the white.

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February 14, 20161 found this helpful

The white one is a SaintPaulia also called African violet.

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February 18, 20160 found this helpful

I think the plant with the little pink flowers is a kalanchoe

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February 18, 20160 found this helpful

When Denise writes " 'thick rubbery leaves " she writes about the pink flower plant. About the white flower plant she writes ''kind of thick leaves''.

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Kalanchoe leaves are waxy when African violet leaves are hairy.

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February 18, 20161 found this helpful

I don't think it can be a Gloxinia because the leaves of a Gloxinia are hairy and not thick and shiny and their flowers are very large and cup shaped. The pink flowers on the picture are not more than 3 or 4 milimiters. Gloxinia are beautiful but rarely used in arrangements that are meant to be used outdoors.

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February 21, 20161 found this helpful

Yes, Catherine, you are right. Someone else said the pink flower was an African Violet after reading Denise's description of it's thick, rubbery leaves. That's why I said what I did. I still say the pink flower is a Kalanchoe and wish Denise would get back to confirm whether it is or not.

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February 24, 20160 found this helpful

The top plant is a hoya and the bottom is an african violet. :)

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March 8, 20161 found this helpful

The pink one is a Kolanchoe, not a violet. Kolanchoe have clusters of small blooms, while violets have larger blooms. Also, violet leaves are not rubbery, and usually have tiny hairs on them.

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Anonymous
May 13, 20160 found this helpful

Yes the flower clustered one is a kalanchoe n very easy to grow...if leaves fall off or broken just bury n the will start other plants...

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June 19, 20160 found this helpful

The pink is Kalanchoe. I have the same plant in orange.

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May 6, 2022

What is the name of this plant please?

A flowering houseplant.
 

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May 6, 20220 found this helpful
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Chipmunk is correct! :-) Specifically, you have a Kalanchoe blossfeldiana or "Flaming Katy".

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May 6, 20220 found this helpful
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These are always beautiful, no matter the color or even if it is a single or double bloom.
Flaming Katy Kalanchoe:
"Bright clusters of tiny red, orange, yellow, white, purple or pink flowers last several weeks. Flowers may be single or double."Yours is a double bloom.

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Stores in Florida are just starting to have these available and in several colors.
They are very easy to care for.
www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../growing-flaming-katy.htm

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September 1, 2017

I got this plant as a present, but I have no idea which one it is. So, I am not sure how to properly take care of it. I would really appreciate some help. What Is This Houseplant? - red flowering plant

 

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September 7, 20170 found this helpful
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I know this must look like a begonia but it is a kalanchoe. I have had two master gardeners verify this plant and the official name for it is; Kalanchoe blossfeldiana - double form and the common name is Flaming Katy. (there is more than one Kalanchoe Flaming Katy).

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www.google.com/search?q=flaming+katy+kalanchoe&source...:

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September 29, 2017

What is this plant? A friend gave it to me and she doesn't know what its name is. Is it a house plant or outdoor or just a potted plant?

What Is This Plant? - small plant with serrated leaves in a plastic pot
 

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September 29, 20170 found this helpful
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Pretty young specimen but I believe it is in the Kalanchoe family of plants and may be Kalanchoe millotii.

  • These are very easy plants to grow and easy tp propagate so you can have several new plants in no time.
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  • These plants do not need a lot of light, just a little fertilizer once in a while and can go through dry spells but should be watered at least once per month but must have good drainage.
  • Here is a site for care instructions.
  • tipsplants.com/.../kalanchoe
  • www.todayshomeowner.com/.../

Kalanchoe is an extremely popular houseplant and is utterly dangerous for pets including cats.

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September 29, 20170 found this helpful
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This is a kalanchoe plant :) Here are some care tips

  • Kalanchoe plants need plenty of sun to survive. Place it in a south-facing window during the winter and in an east or west window for bright indirect sunlight in the summer. But be careful, too much sun is not good.
  • It is a succulent so keep it in temps above 50F.
  • It only needs water weekly, but when you do water it, water the plant deeply.
  • When it starts to bloom, keep dead stalks cut.
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