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Sometimes I’m more diplomatic than other times. This is not one of those times.

Hi there,
My name’s Diane and I’m e-mailing you from Toronto.

A friend of mine gave me this cute little plant for my birthday two days ago. I’ve absolutely no clue what it is. I tried doing a Google search on my own, but no luck.

I’ve attached a few close-up pictures of the leaves. I asked Mr Subjunctive – he thinks it might be a kalanchoe of some sort, but he wasn’t sure.

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What do you think? Do you think it’s a succulent of some sort? If you’ve got any clue, I’d appreciate it … or if you don’t know, but know someone who might, please let me know.

Thanks so much!

Diane,
Your plant is a Kalanchoe blossfeldiana.

I thought you might also want to know that your camera is very good at getting the closeups. In fact, it’s so good, that one can see all the little aphids infesting the plant. We recommend spraying with neem oil. You may also need to drench the soil.

Good luck,
Peter


    
    
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