GD001
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Help in ID-ying these two plants...

EDIT: Just realised there's a ID section in the forum so I'll repost this there.

Hi everyone!
This is my first post on the forum :)
I need some help in ID-ying a couple of plants I recently bought.
the first is a succulent (or so I suppose) that is have oppositely positioned leaves and red flowers (hanging, bell-shaped, 4 petals and with 8 stamens; I didn't see any female organ).
Images:

[img]https://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s510/GD01/DSC_4349edited.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s510/GD01/DSC_4350edited.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s510/GD01/DSC_4352edited.jpg[/img]

The second is actually a carnivorous pitcher plant (Excuse me for posting it in this section of the forum but I didn't want to post two separate threads).
I sat and researched what it might be exactly.
I narrowed it down to two possibilities:

- Sarracenia purpurea
- Sarracenia rosea

The exact species and variety are what I'm trying to pick out but i just can't seem to do so myself.
I read that one of the main differences lies in the flower. However mine hasn't flowered yet.

Images:

[img]https://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s510/GD01/DSC_4293edited2.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s510/GD01/DSC_4297edited.jpg[/img]
Hope I've provided enough info you to help me ID these two plants. Thanks a lot in advance!!! :D :)
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The first one looks like what I would call lipstick plant...
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GD001
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I actually came across that on the net while searching for what my plant might be. I thought so too but the Lipstick plant's flowers (although very similar) point upward and are shaped a bit different than mine. Also mine hang like an actual bell :?
Is the lipstick plant a succulent?

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I did a bit of a Google search on the first one out of curiosity (as it looks really familiar, not sure why...) and came up with this name: Kalanchoe manginii. Probably wrong, of course, but thought I'd throw it out there anyway :)

Regardless, it's very pretty :)

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Please tell me what you typed into google to find that so quickly cause I spent maybe 2 hours going through dozens of plant identifiers to no avail! hahaha
Kalanchoe manginii seems close enough. It looks like A LOT like mine.
Mine doesn't have serrated edges to the leaves so it might just be a different variety.

And yes, it is pretty! haha That's precisely why I bought it! I always forget to ask about specific ID details when buying plants. I'll have to go back to confirm your finding... and to buy something else :D

EDIT: I did some searching and it could also be Bryophyllum manginii.

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The first one is a Kalanchoe (Bryophyllum has been reclassified again & put back in Kalanchoe). I thought it might be Kalanchoe uniflora (maybe 'Freedon Bells'), but I am unsure if it or Kalanchoe manginii have entire leaves or if both are serrated. Too much misinformation on line these days. :roll:

GD001
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That has to be it!
Thanks for then info everyone! An yeah, miss-info is quite rancid these days.
Plus the flower stalks of Kalanchoe uniflora match mine while Kalanchoe manginii had clumps of leaves at the bottom of the stalks (I think that's what they are). So Thanks again for the help everyone!!!

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Glad you found out what your plant is :) I'm surprised you have to ask about the plant type in shops - over here plants tend to have labels stuck into the soil with the plant.

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Well "usually" they do have tags in the soil. If not, they've got stickers on the pots. But for some reason these didn't :?

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