Help Identify This HousePlant!

Hi Judy,
I’m going crazy trying to figure out what this is. I picked it up a few weeks ago, and it’s thriving, but is somehow infested with what look like fruit flies. I’ve spent a couple of hours on the net trying to figure it out, and came across your site.
Thank you in advance,

Hi Lori,


I think your plant is a succulent houseplant called Adromischus oviforme. It’s a member of the Crassula family and a close relative of the Jade Plant. Succulent houseplants like very bright light but no direct sun and dry soil. Does the picture below resemble your plant?

Fat, green Adromischus oviforme
Adromischus oviforme

As far as the plant pest infestation. It sounds like you have Fungus Gnats. This small dark skinny pest flies and jumps around plants and people driving us all crazy. Fungus Gnats develop in moist potting soil, feeding on root hairs and emerging as adults every 30 days. The best way to get rid of Fungus Gnats is to allow the soil to thoroughly dry out. This eliminates the eggs and gnats in the pot. Use yellow sticky cards to trap the Fungus Gnats that are flying around.