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Devil's Backbone



I call this Devil's Backbone. It's leaves get many tiny tips on them, from each tip another plant grows with some roots and then drop off on the ground. The photo on left is the plant that grew over the winter with not a lot of water. When I put it outside the top grew many of the clumps like in the right pic. I don't know it's Scientific name or what it's common name.


It freezes like a popsicle in the winter and needs to be brought inside.

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dandoucette 9 years ago

That's great. I'm glad my suggestion led you to a positive ID. Now that you know what it is, you can 'edit this spotting' and add the proper latin name.

SuziS 9 years ago

Kalanchoe daigremontiana is the name I found using your suggestion and is the picture that best describes this plant. It's common names are Devil's Backbone, Mexican Hat Plant or Mother of Millions.

dandoucette 9 years ago

I think its a type of Kolanchoe, they root very easily. Try google images for a match.

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2009
Submitted on May 31, 2011

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