Plant ID forum: What succulent is this?

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sakamoj
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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deepsouth
Nov 6, 2019 1:33 PM CST

its a Pencil cactus ....Euphorbia tirucalli
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plantladylin
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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DaisyI
Nov 6, 2019 2:09 PM CST
Yes, its a Rhipsalis
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