Plant ID forum: Ribbon cactus

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 24, 2013 9:47 AM CST

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I bought this plant from a local plant farm and they called it a "Ribbon Cactus". It reminds me of a christmas cactus but it is definitely not one.

I've had it all year and it just started blooming. The little blooms are incredibly small. I didn't even notice the blooms until I went to take pictures for this post.

Any ideas?





Name: Danita
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Danita
Sep 24, 2013 10:02 AM CST
My guess is Homalocladium platycladum.

http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/121.htm
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 24, 2013 10:05 AM CST
I wonder if it could be a Rhipsalis? Maybe R. micrantha?

edit…I think Danita is on to it!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 24, 2013 10:18 AM CST

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Definitely it, thank you so much! Smiling
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Danita
Sep 24, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Glad to help! Smiling
It's such a neat looking plant, but one of its common names is just awful! Sticking tongue out
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 24, 2013 10:57 AM CST

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I know! I'm trying to eat lunch here! Hilarious!
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Sep 24, 2013 3:31 PM CST
Do you still have Mercury dimes in circulation down there?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 24, 2013 4:19 PM CST

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We find them from time to time. Whenever I find one I put it on my shelf so it was the first coin in reach when I was looking for something to photograph for scale. Smiling
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DavidofDeLand
Sep 24, 2013 5:40 PM CST
Well,.........Its a new one to me! Thank you for bringing it to the table, and it certainly has the power of being a conversation starter!

"Oh,.....have you seen my Tapeworm Plant?"................. Blinking Sticking tongue out ................ Hilarious! They'll do!


It should be the living centerpiece at Halloween right next to the Horrors' D'oeuvres! Smiling

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