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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:44 AM
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What in the world is this plant doing?

Hello, all.

Can you help us identify this houseplant? We have this beautiful plant that is weird as all get out. It has blooms at the end of the leaf and purple-ish "root" on the underside of the blossoms.

Thank you for your help.

Denene
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 06:09 AM
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Re: What in the world is this plant doing?

Producing an offset new plant. You can pull it off and plant it separately, the "root" is a real root.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:41 AM
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Re: What in the world is this plant doing?

looks like Donkey Ears, Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/49390/

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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:37 AM
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Thank you very much, Saltcedar.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:56 AM
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Re: What in the world is this plant doing?

Congratulations on your new grandchild!
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 10:05 AM
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Re: What in the world is this plant doing?

that's a very cool-looking plant!!! i love the markings on the leaves.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 10:32 AM
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Re: What in the world is this plant doing?

It hasn't actually bloomed yet, either. When it does, it will send up a tall spike with tubular flowers on it, and if my memory serves me right, those will be pink. After it flowers, the mother plant will die, but by that point you'll most likely have a lot of the little pups that its produced on its leaves so you won't be without one.
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