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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Sep 5, 2012 10:15 PM CST

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 6, 2012 6:54 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Nope ... no thorns or teeth, the Red Dragon Flower is very docile. Green Grin!
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 8, 2012 6:22 AM CST
does it just grow normally in the medusa style or do you have to put the long arms back on top one another?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 8, 2012 8:30 AM CST
Cinda: LOL, It just grows in that tangled looking way when it's crowded in a pot. Some of the "arms" will get very long when hanging over the edge of the pot and I will turn them to lay on top of the others. If they are left to dangle over the edge as in this picture: they sometimes get knocked off. I no longer have this large plant ... gave parts of it away when I moved ten months ago and kept a few "arms" to root.
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 8, 2012 4:25 PM CST
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I like this plant ,don't have enough light for cactus, but thanks for sharing your beautiful plant here for all to see.
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Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Sep 12, 2012 11:39 PM CST
Well... great fortune in getting it to flower...
how old a plant is it ... ? have you seen it fruit... was the flesh red also..
what do you feed it.. lovely looking plant... thanks..
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2012 7:33 AM CST
Cinda: It is a cute little succulent like plant and has no thorns. I've seen them growing in hanging baskets and it sure looks neat with the "arms" dangling and hanging down over the sides of the basket.

Gordon: My plant is not looking so great at the moment. It got knocked over and thrown about a couple of times when we moved and then it was left out in the intense direct sun for over a month ... I'm surprised it's still alive!. It was looking pretty sad and I almost threw it out but ended up sticking pieces into other containers in the shade so it will live on ...

I purchased it as a little plant from a grocery store back in the late 1980's. It didn't have a label/tag but I thought it was interesting looking and I finally had it identified on another gardening site a few years ago. I don't remember for sure but I think the fruit was a greenish/white color on this one ... or, I could very well be thinking of the fruit of Rhipsalis. Smiling I can't access my photo's at the moment because my laptop is out for repair and I'm using a different machine. I don't think the plant has to be very old to bloom but everyone tells me it prefers tight roots for blooming and mine sure is pot bound. I must admit I am really, really bad about feeding my plants and only do it sporadically so this one probably doesn't bloom as often or prolifically as it would if it had regular feeding.
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Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Sep 13, 2012 9:31 AM CST
Well... that's got to be 25 years old then.. pretty old for a container plant..
funny .. no spikes or stickers on yours... both of mine have a fine thin brutal spikes on them... .. not that you'd see them .. but touching it leaves no doubt... you'd surely have encountered them in 25 years if they were there.. on yours..
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Gordon, your plants must be different plants than the Huernia schneideriana in my photo. If yours have sharp spikes ... possibly Stapelia's? I'm not sure but I think some Stapelia have sharp spikes.

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