qklbt5
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What kind of plant is this and is it saveable? !

I brought this plant home from my work when I saw it appeared to be struggling. However, I am not very experienced and I am not sure how to save it. It keeps getting worse. I have repotted it.
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applestar
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Re: What kind of plant is this and is it saveable? !

Welcome to the forum! I think this looks like some kind of a succulent but not sure exactly what.

Hopefully someone else can give you a more definitive ID.

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Re: What kind of plant is this and is it saveable? !

It looks like a kalanchoe. I think the pot is too big for the plant. Be careful, do not water until it is almost dry. Do not put a saucer under the pot and make sure it is allowed to drain completely. Fertilize with liquid plant food once a month. Place plant in very bright light, a south facing window is good but not in direct sunlight since it is not used to that. They like to be warm around 85 degrees. Keeping them under a lamp will give them light and warm them up some.
Below is a link on caring for kalanchoe.

https://www.krismers.com/Kalanchoe_care.pdf

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Re: What kind of plant is this and is it saveable? !

Thanks!

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Re: What kind of plant is this and is it saveable? !

I have several kalanchoes and have found that pot size for them really isn't an issue. Yours appears to need more light-cut the long stems and stick them in the pot, they root easily and your plant will produce more leaves and branches. Easy on the watering. I have some planted in the ground where they receive afternoon shade in the summer, but full sun in the winter. They are putting on buds now. BUT, I am in zone 9.

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Re: What kind of plant is this and is it saveable? !

Thanks for chiming in catgrass. Usually, I like to keep things in smaller pots. Over watering is the biggest problem with most plants so I like to have small pots and well drained soil. For succulents I mostly use just cinder and terra cotta or cement pots as a counterweight and because they breathe.

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Re: What kind of plant is this and is it saveable? !

Climate plays a big part. I do find that most succulents like a small pot. Sometimes my succulents tend to "rot off", cause we have so much rain and humidity here. I just leave them alone and eventually they fill the pot again. I know it sounds like a contradiction, but I just don't repot them when they die off, I just add more.



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