I want to know if this plant should be grown indoors or outdoors, and (if possible) what is the name of this plant?

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  • Is your question whether it's meant to be grown indoors or out, or is your question whether the plant in the picture is actually indoors or outdoors? Feb 2 '20 at 4:49
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    My intention of the question is to know that if i can grow this plant indoor in my room where there is not plenty of sun but has get ample day light ( ambient light) !!!! Thanks for the concern !! Feb 3 '20 at 10:17

It's in the genus of Bryophyllum. Sometimes Bryophyllum is lumped in with the genus Kalanchoe. It has gone back and forth a couple times. The newest genome testing is showing that Bryophyllum should remain its own genus. Your plant is not in good enough condition to tell the exact species.

If you live in a tropical region it can definitely be planted outside. But, should be done with caution. In some parts of the world Bryophyllum species have become invasive. They have the ability to reproduce asexually by producing small versions of itself on the end of its leaves. These small plantlets drop and blow away with the wind. They root very easily. Some Bryophyllum are called Mother of Thousands or Mother of Millions, because of this trait.

Some of the species only create replicas of itself when a leaf has been removed from the main plant. Yours does not appear to have any on its leaves at the moment. it might be one of those types or more likely it is too stressed to clone itself.

They like bright lights either direct or indirect. But, can grow in full sun to part shade. They are a type of succulent, so the biggest growing concern is it getting over-watered and rotting. Which is not normally a problem with this plant because it is very adaptable to many climates unlike most succulents.

  • So, can it grow indoor with not much sun but enough light ? Feb 1 '20 at 9:17
  • It would prefer lots of direct light, but can handle indirect light. It will continue to get tall and leggy the lower the light conditions. Like must succulents, you can cut the top off and root it. You will then have the bottom, which will releaf, but smaller and denser and the top as a new plant.
    – GardenGems
    Feb 1 '20 at 12:08

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