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Was wondering if you can tell me what the attached image.

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Hi Wendi

Your plant looks like a Kalanchoe Daigremontiana( Syn. Bryophyllum Daigremontianum) and the common names are Mexican Hat plant, Mother of thousands or Alligator Plant.

It is a succulent in the Crassula family(Crassulacae) and comes from Madagascar.

It usually flowers in winter and can get to a height of 3 to 4 ft.

They cannot tolerate any degree of frost and need near tropical conditions to flourish.

They produce plantlets on the edges of their leaves but do not produce seed.

These will soon grow into full sized plants once rooted and will in turn flower when they reach maturity.

Hope this helps.

Keep it happy and you will be rewarded with babies.

Jonathan

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Expertise

I cannot answer questions about pruning and minimum winter temperatures of most species. I cannot answer questions about propagation from seed.

Experience

I have been growing cacti for a couple of years and have acquired about 35 cacti and about 15 different succulents. I have propagated some of them successfully and grown them into plants. I know how to re-pot and plant them and what time of year. I know mostly about desert cacti and only a bit about the jungle cacti. The jungle cactus that I know most about is the Schlumbergera. I know a lot about Aloe Aristata and this species is the first type that introduced to this category. I know about the propagation of most species and how to care for them. I can answer questions about watering, feeding and how to keep them healthy. I also know how to induce flowering in most cacti and succulents. I do a lot of reading and have got quite a few books and I have the internet to read up on different species. I know a bit about the classification about the different genus' and families.

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Trade Base Community Allotment Society.

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I have an NVQ Level 1 in horticulture.

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