Please help identify this Unknown plant

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  1. Alexexander73955

    Alexexander73955 New Member

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    Please help me to identify this unknown plant. Plant identifier applications don't give any answer. The location is Los Angeles, California, but it looks like a foreign plant.
     

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

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    Does this have succulent-ish leaves?
     
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    The leaves look like succulent, and the flower stem coming out of the leaves is typical for succulents. It may be one.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I wonder if it is in Crassulaceae. I don't think I have good resources here at the garden for tropical members of this family...
     
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    It may be Crassulaceae, but sadly I can't find a plant within that family that looks like my plant. PS the height of my plant is about 4 feet, im thinking that is too big for Crassulaceae, but i'm not sure.

    And also, Crassulaceae have very small flowers, and my, as you can see on the picture with the ladybug, has flowers about 2.5 inches wide. That is very big.

    By any chance, do you have any other ideas how to identify this plant?
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Kalanchoe marmorata, or a close relative?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Is that a leaf in the third photo? Could we get a better look at that?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    PS the height of my plant is about 4 feet, im thinking that is too big for Crassulaceae

    Wikipedia says Crassula ovata reaches 2.5m, which is over 8 ft.
     
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    It maybe close relative of Kalanchoe marmorata. But it reaches only 30 cm high, and my is higher. But the flowers look alike, except in K. marmorata the are fully white and smaller.
     
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    Could it be a hybrid of K. marmorata and something else?
     
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    or maybe, it is a subspecies or cultivar of K. marmorata, because the flowers look very alike, except for the color. The stems are very similar too.
     

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