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Q.How to get my plant to support it’s own weight

Zone V6E1V4 | Anonymous added on June 19, 2020 | Answered

I found this plant at a yard sale about two months ago and was interested so I took it home. Look at how far it has come from picture 1 to 3!

First, do you know what type of plant it is? The closest I could find is a flaming Katy but I’m still not 100% sure, it doesn’t look like any of the pictures I have found.

Also, can you advise how to get it to support its own weight. As you can see the stems are drooping. I repotted when I got it into a bigger pot but no luck

Thanks so much

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Answered on June 19, 2020

I think, too, it looks like Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (flaming Katy). Make sure it isn't being overwatered; that can cause leaf drop.

It needs to be cut back to encourage more leaves, but I wouldn't do it all at once because you'll just have a stick plant. Cut back about half of the stems to about half their length. Then when those stems have leaves you can cut back the other stems. You can make new plants from your cuttings. Let the cut end callous over for a few days then plant in potting soil. Water sparingly.

Here is care information:


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