Garden Projects and Ideas - Gardening Forums

Is this a weed?

Need advice about building a raised garden bed, double-digging or installing an irrigation system? This is the place to find the help you need!

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?

Best,

Adam
Attachments
weed.JPG
User avatar
AdamB
 
Posts: 45
Joined: Jul 27, 2012 6:07 am

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.
http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week375.shtml


"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth
are never alone or weary of life" ~ Rachel Carson
User avatar
CdnChelsea
 
Posts: 1106
Joined: Nov 06, 2010 11:26 pm

Re: Is this a weed?

Postby davefrombc » Jul 27, 2012 9:46 am

That plant is also known as the " Mexican Hat " plant.
BC Fraser Valley zone 7/8
User avatar
davefrombc
 
Posts: 1269
Joined: Dec 05, 2008 5:38 pm
Location: Fraser Valley, BC

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.
Lyn
AB, Zone 3A
----------------------------------
“Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.” ` James Arthur Baldwin"
User avatar
Eeyore
 
Posts: 11189
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 10:47 pm
Location: AB, Zone 3A

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.
User avatar
AdamB
 
Posts: 45
Joined: Jul 27, 2012 6:07 am

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.
The internet is a very, very, serious entity created solely for commercial gains.
Canadian Gardening made me a hardcore separatist
User avatar
Dumbo
 
Posts: 2070
Joined: Feb 06, 2012 11:20 pm
Location: Zone 5

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:
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/p ... egislation

Even the Government has a wide range of legislation that regulates the import of plants into Australia (particularly potential new weeds). :lol:
User avatar
AdamB
 
Posts: 45
Joined: Jul 27, 2012 6:07 am


Return to Garden Projects and Ideas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Follow Style At Home Online

Facebook Activity

Contests

Latest Contests

more contests