melop
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Strange spotted succulent

I recently purchased a 'fred ives' graptoveria succulent, and I noticed it had some really strange but neat little succulents growing around it in the pot. They look alot like the one in the image.Image
The only real difference is mine seem to be green in the center growth and the older leaves are a light purple. The spots are also more faded than this one. But the structure is identical, even with the tiny little finger like things on the ends....
The plant is actually really pretty, I just can't find any information about what kind of succulent it might be.

I know they're not baby 'fred ives' because they look nothing like the mother plant or the pups growing off of it.

Any help is super appreciated!

puzzlejunky
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Re: Strange spotted succulent

I have no idea what they are but that sure is neat looking...

melop
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Re: Strange spotted succulent

Ya. Here's an image of the ones I have.
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You can see the coloration is different.

melop
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Re: Strange spotted succulent

Hooray, I finally stumbled on it today!

It's Kalanchoe delagoensis or sometimes refered to an the older name of Kalancho tubiflora. Apparently it's really prolific and can be super invasive, but at least it's pretty. Here are some pics of better speciments.

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Very excited to watch these grow!

puzzlejunky
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Re: Strange spotted succulent

Wow..that's really neat looking.

Good luck with it.

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Re: Strange spotted succulent

I think this is what I have here too, thanks for posting! It is loosing its tails, so probably not doing too well... Any ideas on care?
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ButterflyLady29
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Re: Strange spotted succulent

rxanneb, it looks like it's not getting enough light and maybe too much water.

melop, it's not freeze hardy so I seriously doubt it will overrun Oklahoma any time soon.

Very pretty. I hope you can get it to flower. Supposedly that is very rare.

DavidvwSA
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Re: Strange spotted succulent

Since a flowering one is rare, here is a photo of one in bloom. Mid winter, Pretoria South Africa.
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Mr_bobo_
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Re: Strange spotted succulent

Kalanchoe for blooming require lot of light...
..south side is the best...
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Re: Strange spotted succulent

These bloom readily inside over winter if right in a S or W window.



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