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College, AK

November 17, 2013
1:21 PM

Post #9711155

I have this plant that I do not know what it is. It was given to me from someone who moved away. I've seen a very large version of this plant in a hanging basket and the plant surrounds the basket and hangs down below it. When you squeeze its watery leaves it gives off a very pleasant minty smell. Can anyone identify it?

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Tacoma, WA

November 17, 2013
1:57 PM

Post #9711176

If the leaves were darker, I'd say a type of Kalanchoe maybe?
College, AK

November 17, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9711177

The person who gave it to me knew the scientific name but not any common names. Unfortunately I've forgotten what she told me. I remember she told me she thought it did not like very wet soil conditions. It seems to do very well with infrequent watering. I've started snipping pieces off it and planting them in new pots of soil. So far all the new plants are doing fine.
San Francisco, CA

November 17, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9711185

a Plectranthus ; I'll get the sp. for you in a bit
College, AK

November 17, 2013
11:25 PM

Post #9711466

A Plectranthus. Thanks very much. I'm looking forward to finding out the species.
San Francisco, CA

November 18, 2013
12:30 AM

Post #9711474

P. tomentosa
College, AK

November 18, 2013
7:29 AM

Post #9711618

Plectranthus tomentosa. Also known as Vick's Plant. This is great. Thanks very much.

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