I was given this plant as a present last year and I have no idea what kind it is so I was wondering if you could identify it for me and tell me how I should be looking after it. It used to have small pink flowers and the leaves are waxy and quite thick. It now has a lot of sprouts near the soil and the leaves keep dying. The soil is still moist and there are no roots poking through the holes for drainage.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Your plant is a Kalanchoe and those brown sprouts near the soil are air roots. What the plant is telling you is that you are over-watering and the roots in the soil are dying. The Kalanchoe is sending out these new air roots in an attempt to survive. A Kalanchoe is a succulent plantLearn how to grow and care for succulent plants at Houseplant411.com and likes to have dry soil. What you need to do is drastically cut back on your watering and re-plant your Kalanchoe in new dry soil with the air roots in the soil. Cut off any dead or dying roots before planting. There are complete care instructions for a Kalanchoe in the popular HousePlant section of the website.