Plant ID forum: Paw Cactus?

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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 3, 2014 7:37 PM CST
A friend gave me the central plant in this picture a few months ago and told me it was a 'Paw Cactus'.
Does anyone know a better name?


Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 3, 2014 8:58 PM CST

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Just a wild guess here:

Bear Paws (Cotyledon tomentosa subsp. ladismithiensis)
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Feb 4, 2014 3:10 AM CST
Aloinopsis?
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 4, 2014 3:57 AM CST
Yes, I believe that's it, Calin.
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 4, 2014 8:17 AM CST
Thank you Dave, Tee, and Calin.

After researching from Calin's lead I discover that it is in fact Aloinopsis malherbei! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Feb 4, 2014 12:29 PM CST

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And look at that, you uploaded it to the database and it's now become a clickable link in your first post! Dave's new cool feature!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 4, 2014 2:34 PM CST

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I imported it. Smiling
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Feb 4, 2014 4:27 PM CST

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Thumbs up Green Grin!
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Swayback
Feb 6, 2014 1:28 PM CST
They are true xerophytes!

They have a short root system of very succulent roots...

I don't water mine if the leaves are turgid!

Yours looks like it would like some sun...I kinna have the same look myself this winter!
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 6, 2014 1:38 PM CST
Mine is growing in pure oyster shell so far and existing without rot. They hate full Sun here in Florida ( I almost lost it in August) and need to be kept somewhat shaded in the middle of the day. Its actually doing well! Smiling

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