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    Anyone know what plant this is. A rather sad and uncared for office plant that I did not want to consign to the compost heap so going to see if I can revive it and maybe plant in my garden (if it can be transplanted as an external plant).

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    Looks like a spekboom

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    Needs Plascon uhmmm no thatís the wall 🤡

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernie-zn View Post
    Looks like a spekboom
    Not a spekboom.
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    First thing you need to do is to plant in a much larger pot, with good potting soil.

    The roots have most probably grown into a tight ball, because of the size of the pot.
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    So Bonzai it
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    Not a spekboom.
    Why...it was my first reaction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Why...it was my first reaction?
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    Both leaves and stems are different.
    Spekboom leaves look like those of a succulent.
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    Closer photos of the leaves might help identification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbief View Post
    Closer photos of the leaves might help identification.
    Yes, maybe I am proven to be wrong, and it is actually a spekboom (in a very sorry state).
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    Spekboom grow easily and are tough,just remove it and stick it into your garden and water it

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    I initially thought spekboom too, but the leaves are thinner and less "succulent". Also widely spaced. Will post a closer pic.

    Always worried about transplanting as plants tend to expire when I do. But a bigger pot may help.

    The curved plascon and plasterless wall will be coming down at some point to replace with a facebrick straight wall
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    My spekbome looked like that after black frost.
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    A closer look at the leaves (the few that remain).

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    Going to attempt transplanting to a larger pot or into the garden
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    Could it be an Impala Lily?

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    That's a spekboom.
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    Dehydrated Spekboom in my opinion. The leaves are thin and shriveled due to too little water
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    It's aliiiiiiive!

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    Transplanted in a larger pot, added a dose of Nitrosol and it seems to be coming back to life
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    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisA View Post
    Well done!
    I am quite pleased it must be said. I am not known for having much of a green thumb There is hope for me yet (and for unsuspecting plants that may cross my path in the future)
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