Identification: help me ID this plant!

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by MissDana, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. MissDana

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    About a year and a half ago, I took a few "babies" off of a friends plant and since then, they have fourished, becoming several full grown plants. They are really neat, with "babies" around the perimeter of each leaf. These "babies" will randomly fall from the leaves onto the soil and begin growing into their own full sized plants. Recently (within the past few weeks), I've noticed that a few of the "babies"--still attached to leaves-- have begun growing "babies" of their own (3 generations, all attached to each other). I have asked several people (supposedly knowledgable about plants) and consulted several books and websites and have been unsuccessful in identifying this plant. If anyone could help, I would be grateful. I have attached a few pictures, but have many more if other views are needed to ID it. Thanks so much.
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hey MissDana, unfortunately your images did not attach. Read this thread for instructions on that.

    My guess on your plant would be Kalanchoe daigremontiana, known as mother of a thousand and devil's backbone. Another plant that I know of also produces babies on the leaves, Tolmiea menziesii (piggyback plant), but it produces little plants at the leaf base not at the edges. Try an image search to see if these match your plant.
     
  3. MissDana

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    I edited my post and was able to attach the pics. Hopefully that will help with identification. I looked up the plants that you suggested and it wasn't any of them. Any other ideas?
     
  4. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hmm. Your plant looks very much like Kalanchoe daigremontiana, but the leaves are more rounded. Probably close. I am not an expert on this. Lets see what others think about your plant now that you've got the photo up.
     
  5. MissDana

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    Thanks so much for your help! After a year and a half, I have finally figured out what this amazing plant is. It is a hybrid between Bryophyllum crenatum and Bryophyllum daigremontianum. The hybrid is called Bryophyllum crenatodaigremontianum. Again, thank you!
     
  6. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    If it's an intra-genus(?) hybrid, shouldn't it be named Bryophyllum x crenatodaigremontianum? It's a mouthful either way!
     
  7. no because its a mix between the bryophyllum crenatum and the bryophyllum diagremontanium

    wow if i messed up with spelling those srry they are really long words.

    i previously owned one of this exact plant that i obtained from a friend and it was quite a fun plant to have. whoever has it should get some enjoyment out of it
     
  8. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Well, Junglekeeper's right about the naming of the hybrid (see see here), at least in theory. In practice, I doubt that the name has been formally published, so it's a name that doesn't really have a formal basis.

    Also, Kalanchoe daigremontiana is the accepted name for Bryophyllum daigremontianum, so that adds another level of trying to decipher whether this hybrid actually has a valid name.
     
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    hi I know your plant as a mexican hat plant.

    Tanji
     
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    hello,
    that is a mother of a thousand plant dont know the scientific name for it though
    brenda
     
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    We call them Maternity Plants...
    Maybe they should be called plant of a thousand names!??!
     
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    I believe it is Bryophyllum 'Crenatodaigremontianum'. It was introduced by The Huntington in 1995 as an ISI offering... ISI 95-36 (HBG 73004) and was published in Cact. & Succ. Journ. of Amer. 67(2): 100, fig. 19 (1995).
     
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    i dont know how my name got on this thred but it is not mine thanxs for all the addvice but i know all about this plant.
     
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    Tanji, Curious about your response, I took another look at this. I did not notice how old this post was when I posted to it! It began back in April of 05!!

    I see you responded to this long ago, in Feb of 06. Maybe you just don't recall doing that so long ago. You probably got a notice in email, right? That would be just because you have an earlier response & most likely have your preferences set to notify you on threads in which you've participated. This post was revived 2 weeks ago. Mystery solved??? :D
     

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