Light gray, green long stem succulent

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    I got a cutting from my aunt's which she has had as long as I can remember. It is growing but it doesn't seem to have much direction. Do succulents climb? It looks like it could. I would like to know how to plant it to better benefit it and so that it looks prettier. It looks more green here, but I remember it having thicker leaves and being more silvery at my aunt's house. 15841479874148263045042924524447.jpg
     
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    Looks like it might be a Jade plant ! Or at least in that family ! It apparently has not had proper sunlight during the winter !
     
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    I am not too familiar with succulents but it appears to need much more sunlight than it is getting. that is why you are inclined to think it could be a climber. it isn't, succulents don't climb (at least I have never heard or seen one do so). set it closer to a brighter window. or get it outside if the temperatures are suitable.
     
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    I can't be certain that it is a Jade Plant either, but it looks like it to me. Could you take another foto or two that sort of shows more of the stem and the soil in its pot? It looks like it is in a hanger pot. I would not call a Jade Plant a hanging plant though, which is perhaps why it looks like it wants to "hang", but the end of that branch (or stem) is curling upwards which would be its normal habitus. I have never heard of a climbing succulent, but I have heard of and seen hanging sorts. They do not really look like your specimen though.
    If it is a Jade Plant you ought to be able to improve it's appearance. If you re-pot it-- now is the time to do that. Has the plant ever bloomed? If so could you describe the blooms to me please?

    I took a break and had a think about your plant over tea. I am not entirely convinced that it is a Jade Plant. The thing that is troubling me is the grey film over the stem and leaves. My Jade Plant always had glossy, dark green leaves. These greyish leaves remind me of a Sedum sort. There are many different sorts of Sedum's with different habitus. I had better stop waffling and wait for your foto's and more info.
     
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    It is still very new, but I do need to replant it and put it back outside. It has not bloomed at all yet. The way I remember it is with thicker stems and leaves that are sort of a pearl silvery color. Should I have it in a different pot than a hanging one?
     

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    looking at the stem that doesn't look like a jade to me. I don't think they put out root hairs like yours is appearing to do. there are many succulents that are trailing and will root where they come in contact with the soil. that is what your plant is looking like to me.
     
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    Could be a type of Echeveria that has just grown toward the light source ! Like a tomato plant does and gets tall and leggy ! I would re-pot into a smaller more shallow pot making sure it had good drainage ! Cover all the stems to within one inch of the leaves ! And water sparingly ! Needs to be damp but never wet ! You may have plants coming up all along that stem ! More direct sun ! Don`t plant too deep,,! And if it looses a leaf stick the end into the soil for another plant !
     
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    I think that Mart has great advice. I would still like to know the identity of this plant.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I'm so excited to try your suggestions. I do have an actual Jade plant now. One of the neighbors is leaving on an RV with her husband and had to get rid of her plants, so I bought one potted with another type of plant that I can't remember she said was the name...

    From what I remember, it turns out to be more of the color of the Lilac Mist Sedeveria that was on the page from the link you gave me Mart and does look like the Ghost Plant also from the link Jewell gave me, but it has more stem. I'll have to repot it and give it more sunlight to see what it becomes!
     
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    Glad you found something that lets you know what your plant needs. I have a sedeveria that needs to be propagated from cuttings regularly. This is the perfect time of year because they root so quickly. I have two new pots going and the old pot is sending up multiple heads from where I took the pieces off. Am sure yours will be as speedy in reproduction.
     
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