Identification: Abandoned Succulent

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  1. notsogreenthumb

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    My husband's Gramma has given this ailing succulent to us. I've repotted it in proper soil and cut it back but it'd help to know what it is. Older leaves look more like string of bananas and new leaves quite different.
     

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  2. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Perhaps Curio radicans, String of Bananas?
     
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    But the new leaves aren't banana shaped and have tiny little protrusions from the tips and have marks on them.
     

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I think that those are flowering stems. Maybe. See a photo at Senecio radicans (2) | Banu | Flickr that shows some little structures midway along on the flowering stems that could be what you're seeing at the end of your stems.
    Post updates as these develop.
     
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    Looked at the pic and it doesn't resemble my cuttings at all. They've looked like this for a couple months at least so I dunno
     
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    More like Bryophyllum delagoense
     
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    One of the photos at Mother of Thousands from 830台灣高雄市鳳山區高雄客運鳳山站(中山路) on June 25, 2019 at 02:16 PM by allen83059 · iNaturalist Canada (under the current name Kalanchoe delagoensis) shows some leaves like your banana-shaped ones.
    I don't see anything about that Kalanchoe plant having different juvenile leaves, but it's clearly been growing in sub-optimum conditions. Do you still have the cut-off bits? You could try starting short cuttings of those. I don't know if you'd have to keep them out of the sun right away, but this plant needs a lot more sun.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It's @notsogreenthumb who came up with the ID - I just converted it to the current name, which came up when I clicked the link. But then I did a query on the Kalanchoe name and the first thing to come up was a page with the the Bryophyllum name.
     

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