What is this alien looking plant?

kongulo(7)October 24, 2012

I have searched everywhere for the name of this plant, I have no idea where to start.

It's not a succulent, although it looks like one. Well, it likes much more water than my succulents at least.

It's easy to propagate, I gave my friend some cuttings that I put straight into some earth and they are still alive, a little less than a year later.

Does anybody recognize it?

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kongulo(7)

Close-up

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 10:37AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Possibly a Euphorbia, or a Ssnecio (kleinia)?

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 11:16AM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

peperomia ferreyrae

certainly is a succulent, a nice one too.

It taking more water now, they are very tolerant for a succulent, but soon you will need to taper off for the winter.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 12:00PM
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birdsnblooms

Kong, definately a Peperomia, and a nice one at that.

P. ferreyrae is rarer than other Peps..so keep it healthy.

Peps are succulent, cared for as succulents, but require humdity. Toni

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 12:25PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

I wonder myself!

Thanks for posting this. I too have one that looks like a little palm tree and I have yet to get it named.

Here you go. I have wondered all this time.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 12:28PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Thats a peperomia? Looks so different! Cool, want one...

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 1:56PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Larry, I would send you a cutting that has rooted, but I don't know if I can from here:-(

Mike:-)

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 2:14PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Thanks mike for the offer anyway :)
You know I been looking at Peperomia species online and I don't think my plant is one!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 2:18PM
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birdsnblooms

Mike, I think yours is Senecio.

Notice the gaps on Kong's foliage? Don't see any on your plant..

However, I love yours w/its thick trunk..Wow..

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 2:33PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Toni, I think mike's is the same plant. The closer gaps between the leaves, the internodes, could be due to constant pruning to get a fat trunk.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 2:55PM
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kongulo(7)

Wow! Thanks!

Mine doesn't have any wooden-looking parts though, even though it's probably almost 2 years old by now.

The foliage used to be much denser.

It's basically all just single stalks, growingstraight out of the pot. Doesn't branch at all.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 3:10PM
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kongulo(7)

So... I'm wondering... if I cut it back in a similiar way as when I cut my Jade, will it then branch out?

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 3:19PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Give it lots of sunlight and keep pinching back on branches on a single plant that you have rooted,to encourage a thick trunk, just as you would a jade. The sun hardens off the trunk and the pinching back encourages fat growth.

It will grow a lot faster than you think!

Are they not a heavy plant or what? That little guy of mine is very heavy.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 4:38PM
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kongulo(7)

Yes, very heavy!

By the way, Mike, yours is lovely!

I love the look of this plant. Never seen anything like it before and I am very happy to know what it is now.

Thanks everybody for all the information and the advice.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 7:26PM
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Polly381(5/6)

beautiful plant. I have to keep my eye out for one.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 7:48PM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

They are quite nice

I think the plant in the first pic could use more light, it doesnt look unhealthy but not as tight and dense as it could be. I find the succulent peps to be one of the few succullents that doesnt mind over potting. I had several that were about 18-24 inches tall and had nice tree shape, some were converted to bonsais, and looked great!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 8:49PM
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