I'm trying to identify this succulent I got from a friend. It spreads in two ways: - Sometimes a stalk will tip to the side, and then sprout roots downward to creep along. One of the photos below documents this. - More often, though, seeds form along the edge of the leaf, drop to the ground, and start new plants.

From my findings so far, the best I can figure is that it's some sort of kalanchoe - but I'm not entirely sure about that.

Other info: - Leaf parings alternate: one pair will be front and back, and the next will be left and right - the leaf edges are serrated, and bear a thin red line along them - I'm growing it inside, in a pot. It loves direct sunlight most of the day, and is thriving near windows - I water it weekly, allowing it to completely dry between waterings. It seems quite happy with this arrangement.

the whole plant leaf close up the dropping and rooting behavior

  • careful w/ your pets around that
    – jeremy
    Aug 1, 2016 at 0:43

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From your description of 'seeds' falling from the edges of the leaves, and the plant's general appearance, its likely Kalanchoe daigremontiana (now called Bryophyllum daigremontianum), image here


Common names include Mother of Thousands, Mother of Hundreds, Mexican Hat plant. Care information here



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