Photo of Rhipsalis (Rhipsalis grandiflora): Is this Euphorbia tirucalli or a Rhipsalis?

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Plantomaniac08
Oct 2, 2014 9:24 PM CST
I believe this might be a cultivar of Rhipsalis, not Euphorbia. It's a beautiful specimen, but I just wanted to be sure it was under the right plant name.

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LAGardengirl
Oct 4, 2014 7:03 PM CST
I could be wrong. Probably am at that.
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Plantomaniac08
Oct 4, 2014 8:23 PM CST
That's okay. It looks like a Rhipsalis to me, but I'm terrible with telling the cultivars apart. (so unfortunately I can't say which cultivar it is). I just thought I'd ask. It looks happy though. If only I could grow them as successful. *Blush*

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orchidgal
Oct 10, 2014 11:36 AM CST
I'm pretty sure this is Rhipsalis.
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Calif_Sue
Oct 11, 2014 7:28 AM CST

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Can you please post it in the ID Forum? If you can get the correct Rhipsalis ID on it, then it can be moved, otherwise it will need to be deleted.
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Plantomaniac08
Oct 11, 2014 8:59 AM CST
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Calif_Sue
Oct 11, 2014 9:06 AM CST

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Let me know if you need any help Kim. Thumbs up
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zuzu
Oct 11, 2014 12:08 PM CST

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I saw a whole table covered with pots of these plants at Walmart yesterday and they were all labeled Euphorbia tirucalli.

Plantomaniac08
Oct 11, 2014 12:20 PM CST
Unfortunately the labels are not always correct (just to note). While Euphorbia tirucalli can fall over acpot like the one pictured, I believe the one pictured is not Euphorbia tirucalli because of the little dots present on the stems. Something indicative of a Rhipsalis, but not a Euphorbia tirucalli (there are no dots on the stem of Euphorbia tirucalli).

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Oct 11, 2014 12:27 PM CST

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I know labels aren't always correct, especially at Walmart. I was simply offering a possible explanation for the misidentification. Smiling

Plantomaniac08
Oct 11, 2014 12:30 PM CST
I understand, good point. Smiling

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LAGardengirl
Oct 16, 2014 7:01 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Can you please post it in the ID Forum? If you can get the correct Rhipsalis ID on it, then it can be moved, otherwise it will need to be deleted.


Then delete it.
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Calif_Sue
Oct 21, 2014 7:02 PM CST

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FYI, had this in the Plant ID forum where it got a lot of helpful input and it has now been moved to Rhipsalis (Rhipsalis grandiflora)

If the blooms or any additional info suggest a change in ID, we can always move it again. It's preferable over deleting a nice photo. nodding
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treehugger
Oct 21, 2014 7:39 PM CST
If you look closely it looks as if the tips have blooms. If they are in flower it is a Euphorbia. Rhipsalis has a totally different flower. I'm enclosing a different Euphorbia that is in bloom with the same tiny flowers on the tips. See what you think?
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LAGardengirl
Oct 26, 2014 9:36 PM CST
Yes, those are flowers at the tips.
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