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Is this a weed?

Postby AdamB » Jul 27, 2012 6:16 am

Hi all,

Newbie here from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia needs help please. I saw this plant at my backyard and want to put it in a pot. Can anyone identify if this is a plant or a weed? If ain't a weed, does anyone know the name?


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Re: Is this a weed?

Postby CdnChelsea » Jul 27, 2012 7:12 am

The name of your plant is "Mother of Thousands" or Kalanchoe daigremontiana.

Here is a website all about it.

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Re: Is this a weed?

Postby davefrombc » Jul 27, 2012 9:46 am

That plant is also known as the " Mexican Hat " plant.
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Re: Is this a weed?

Postby Eeyore » Jul 27, 2012 11:37 am

It may be considered a weed in Australia but here we grow it as a tropical houseplant.
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Re: Is this a weed?

Postby AdamB » Jul 30, 2012 8:33 pm

Thanks guys for the replies. I also did a little bit of a research. I reckon if it’s a variety of weed, it is still a weed, and by law I have to get rid of it. It’s a pest to have this type of a plant in my garden.
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Re: Is this a weed?

Postby Dumbo » Jul 30, 2012 10:53 pm

Ah yeah? You guys have laws about this even if the weed is not an allergen type weed?

If so, my lawn would be all asphalt or cement.
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Re: Is this a weed?

Postby AdamB » Jul 31, 2012 1:36 am

This may not be of interest to you but it can be found somewhere around here: ... egislation

Even the Government has a wide range of legislation that regulates the import of plants into Australia (particularly potential new weeds). :lol:
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