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Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
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fiat
Jul 9, 2016 6:14 PM CST
Is this a cactus or a succulent? What kind? How big will it grow? (right now it's about 4~5" long, the biggest one) Thanks
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Fiat
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 9, 2016 6:41 PM CST
It is a cactus and a succulent. Smiling But I could not tell you more than that.
Name: April
San Francisco (Zone 9b)
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alovealoe
Jul 10, 2016 11:57 AM CST
This cactus doesn't look right because its so stretched out from looking for more sunlight. To get a proper ID, you'll first need to acclimatize it to the proper amount of sunlight and then wait for new growth. At this point I'd guess a mammillaria of sorts.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 10, 2016 3:27 PM CST
Not a Mammillaria. Maybe a Cereus. Both your plants need more light.
Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
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fiat
Jul 10, 2016 5:55 PM CST
Oh, need more light for this one too? I will try moving it to the window facing west for more intense afternoon sunlight...

I thought (and hoped) it's some sort of Cereus too, but guess too early to call... I'll update new development/finding later. AW thanks all of you.
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Fiat
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 10, 2016 6:11 PM CST
It's a peanut cactus!!!! (: I have one. I believe mine to be Echinopsis chamaecereus.


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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 10, 2016 6:43 PM CST
The skinny one on the top is a bud forming! You can always pinch it off and it will grow roots and a whole new cactus (: Mine has great light!!!! It is on my western windowsill and loves it, I think that are just crazy looking cacti from what I have seen at the greenhouse where I buy them.
Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
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fiat
Jul 10, 2016 10:11 PM CST
Yey! Lindsey nailed it, I think... I have just moved mine to a west windowsill. Hopefully it will be happy and healthy and grow grow grow... will they bloom? will see. (guess it'll take time?) Thank you, everyone.
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Name: Thijs van Soest
Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b)
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mcvansoest
Jul 10, 2016 11:44 PM CST
I agree Lindsey nailed it.

Both plants need a lot more light.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 12, 2016 3:36 PM CST
I couldn't find any buds in the pics.
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Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
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fiat
Jul 12, 2016 6:22 PM CST
I think Lindsey was talking about the new growth (skinny one on top of fat one), not bud?
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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jul 12, 2016 8:23 PM CST
I plucked mine off and it started to grow roots so I don't know, maybe my terminology is wrong! (: haha
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 13, 2016 5:00 AM CST
TY, Fiat. Lindsey, it's probably a fine term, flower buds aren't the only kind of buds. Just what I had on my mind. a narrow focus moment, sorry. How fun that your propagation went so well!
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