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Re: Plant ID

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 09:47:04 -0600
  • References: <16062196.1116587916692.JavaMail.root@sniper9>

No, not too much info at all.  And I appreciate the Common name - it is
captivating and that can help sell a plant. Growing in your gutters?
Amazing, all we get are maple tree seedlings in our gutters.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 5:14 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID


> Yep....that's exactly what it is, it's in the Kalanchoe  family....It's a
> bryophyllum, not sure exactly which, since it's hard  to ID from the
> photo....many of them look a like except for minor  details.    Very easy
to grow.  This
> is the darned plant  that is growing in my gutters, and every where
else....how
> on earth it manages  to get in those places is anyone's guess.
> It also has the commo name of "Chandelier plant" because it blooms in
> winter, with huge stalks with blooms that hang down in a circular like
patter,  much
> like a chandelier or one of those new shower heads that are huge.   LOL
> Easy to propogate from the leaf.  Some folks also call them  aligator
plants
> here, because the children take two leaves put them together and  it looks
like
> the head of an aligator.  Okay....too much  info...sorry.
>
> Jim would know more about your Zamia since, if I remember  correctly, it's
a
> Florida native in the Cycad family.....called "Coontie"....or  so my
florida
> born Dh says.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
> In a message dated 5/19/2005 11:02:21 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> Also for  Jim and any of you far southern folk, and for northerners, like
Sue
> who  love houseplants, could you look at this photo for  me?
>
> http://snipurl.com/f0om
>
> She ripped these leaves off another  plant that seemed to have the same
form
> and size as the Zamia.  Anyone  recognize this?  When I asked, she
mentioned
> something about mothers  and thousands, but clearly couldn't remember.
Does
> it look like some  sort of Kalanchoe?
>
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