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rknnrln
Canton, MS

June 4, 2007
3:49 PM

Post #3573385

I am looking for a plant I once had and I was told it was called a tear drop plant. I got the plant when I was visiting in Texas. The texture and the shape of the leaves of the plant remind of a kalanchoe because the edges were scalloped like the kalanchoe. The unusual thing I remember about the plant was the way it reproduced new plants. At the indentions of the scallop on the leaf tiny new plants would grow complete with roots and these would fall off in the soil and take root. Does anyone know what kind of plant this is and where I can find it?
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2007
5:09 PM

Post #3573751

Could it have been this plant:

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/3290/index.html
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2007
5:11 PM

Post #3573757

Bryophyllum (Mother of Thousands) grows like your description too. There are a few different ones here in Plant Files:

http://davesgarden.com/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=Mother+of+Thousands&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2007
5:15 PM

Post #3573772

Did a google search and found this link with a photo someone posted called Teardrop Plant. Very pretty plant, wish they had info about it:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/momofone98/506849123/

plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2007
5:17 PM

Post #3573782

I googled Teardrop plant and found this Ebay selleer selling an Aquatic Plant called Rotala Indica 'Teardrop Plant':

http://cgi.ebay.com/LIVE-Aquarium-Plant-TEARDROP-ROTALA-INDICA-Easy-to-Grow_W0QQitemZ220117439025QQihZ012QQcategoryZ66794QQcmdZViewItem




edited to say: It's really hard to tell anything from the photo they posted.



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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 4, 2007
7:21 PM

Post #3574405

Your description of looking like a Kalanchoe and having the babies coming off the edge of the leaves makes me think it has to be one of the Bryophyllums that plantladylin linked to above. Never heard them called tear drop plant before, but lots of plants have so many differen common names it's hard to keep track of them, and I can't think of any other plants that look like that and reproduce that way.
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2007
7:02 PM

Post #3583083

plantlady, the photo on flicker (you said ''very pretty plant'') is a perennial called ladies mantel .
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2007
7:09 PM

Post #3583109

Mother of thousands

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gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2007
7:12 PM

Post #3583119

Burro ears, also same family both reproduce by little plantlets on the tips of leaves.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2007
8:07 PM

Post #3583311

Thanks Gardengus! Ladies Mantle is a Beautiful Plant, but alas, it won't grow in my area. I guess it's just too hot down here!
fran46
Charles Town, WV

October 29, 2010
8:39 AM

Post #8182951

If anyone has a teardrop plant i would LOVE to get one Thank You Fran W.V.

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