Plant ID forum: What succulent is this?

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Boston, MA
Nov 6, 2019 12:33 PM CST
I've had this plant for about three years now, but I've never properly identified it. I've considered that it might be a mistletoe cactus, but it doesn't have the signature long drooping stems. Also, the stems seem too narrow to be a pencil cactus and it doesn't stand up right very well. My best guess is that it is a dancing bones cactus, but it has never flowered so I can't be sure. Does anyone have any tips on how I might identify it?

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Name: James
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Nov 6, 2019 1:33 PM CST

its a Pencil cactus ....Euphorbia tirucalli
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Nov 6, 2019 1:52 PM CST
I agree, it doesn't quite look right for Dancing Bones Cactus (Hatiora salicornioides)

To my old eyes, it doesn't quite look right for Pencil Tree (Euphorbia tirucalli) either but my eyesight isn't the best.

My first thought was that it reminded me of a Rhipsalis I used to grow, Canambaia (Rhipsalis teres)

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Nov 6, 2019 2:09 PM CST
Yes, its a Rhipsalis
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