IS THIS SUCCULENT SAFE TO EAT?

huaban

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Hi guys,

I am wondering if anybody can ID this succulent and tell me this is safe to eat. Thanks

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I would pretty much venture to say that it’s probably ok to feed. But why ruin a perfectly healthy succulent/houseplant? I guess you could pluck off a “pad/leaf” now & then, but unless you have an endless supply, i feel it’s a shame to feed one off plants like this.

Anyhow, not sure exactly the type. Im guessing you don’t spray pesticides on it.

I vote to save the succulent.

ps - what kind of tortoise?
 

huaban

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I would pretty much venture to say that it’s probably ok to feed. But why ruin a perfectly healthy succulent/houseplant? I guess you could pluck off a “pad/leaf” now & then, but unless you have an endless supply, i feel it’s a shame to feed one off plants like this.

Anyhow, not sure exactly the type. Im guessing you don’t spray pesticides on it.

I vote to save the succulent.

ps - what kind of tortoise?
Thanks for suggestion. Actually this one fell off from a huge succulent plant, I am not sure it can survive without root. So I just stick it into potting soil.

I got an Aldabra hatchling and a Radiated hatchling.
 

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It looks like a young jade plant to me. If it is a jade plant then according to the tortoise table it is safe to feed in moderation but may cause diarrhea is sent too much too frequently
Thanks. However, it looks like paddle plant to me. Just confused.
 

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Thanks. However, it looks like paddle plant to me. Just confused.
I have never heard of paddle plant. We don't have very many succulents in western Canada and most of those ones sold as indoor plants are only labeled succulent at the store. I agree that it does look like paddle plant pics now that I have looked that up.
 

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It IS a paddle plant, and is in the kalanchoe family.
 
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Thanks for suggestion. Actually this one fell off from a huge succulent plant, I am not sure it can survive without root. So I just stick it into potting soil.

I got an Aldabra hatchling and a Radiated hatchling.

Upload a pix of the mother plant this one started from.
 

Daisylu

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Hi guys,

I am wondering if anybody can ID this succulent and tell me this is safe to eat. Thanks

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New member here. I believe this is a kalenchoe thrysiflora.
Hi guys,

I am wondering if anybody can ID this succulent and tell me this is safe to eat. Thanks

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Hi! New member here and while I haven’t posted I read I can on this Forum for my two sulcatas. I believe this is kalenchoe thrysiflora (flapjack, paddleplant). According to the Tortoisetable.org cacti and succulent list it is an absolute no. I was disappointed because I have lots of this growing in my garden. I’m a novice (so I am very cautious) maybe other people have found it to be fine.
 
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