Plant ID forum→What type of cacti/succulents do I have?

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Soniasavor
May 11, 2020 10:10 PM CST
Hello I'm new to the forum and have been trying to find out what type of cacti/succulents I have, if anyone knows for sure it'd be a great help. Where I got them they didn't come with a card so I've just been trying to keep them in good condition.
Thank you
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oneeyeluke
May 12, 2020 12:09 PM CST
Go to https://plantsam.com/cacti-suc... for all your Cactus and succulent ID needs.
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May 12, 2020 12:11 PM CST

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Members here should be able to help. No need to send someone elsewhere. Thumbs down
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skopjecollection
May 12, 2020 12:13 PM CST
1-mammillaria, possibly pilcayensis
2.stenocactus multicostatus
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skopjecollection
May 12, 2020 12:14 PM CST
3-crassula ovata baby jade
3-crassula arborescens
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May 12, 2020 12:14 PM CST

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Baja_Costero
May 12, 2020 1:53 PM CST
I would defer to Stefan's best judgment here.

@oneeyeluke, there's a bunch of misidentified plants on that page you recommended. I would explicitly advise against relying on it for the names of succulent plants. The database here is a wonderful resource for the purpose of identifying plants, and I would invite any newcomer to spend some time browsing it. For example:

Brain Cactus (Stenocactus multicostatus)



Soniasavor said:Where I got them they didn't come with a card so I've just been trying to keep them in good condition.


All of your plants will enjoy strong light. If they will be indoor plants, they should be right next to your sunniest southerly-facing window and "see" the sun for hours a day. If they will be outdoors, they will require protection from the sun for a while, and would do best in bright shade, filtered light, maybe a little morning sun, for a couple of weeks at least, or until they are bigger and better able to handle the UV. Overhead protection is important for the near future in the outdoors. Water well when the soil is dry at depth (not just at the surface). The containers should have holes at the bottom.

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skopjecollection
May 12, 2020 2:09 PM CST
Baja_Costero said:I would defer to Stefan's best judgment here.

@oneeyeluke, there's a bunch of misidentified plants on that page you recommended. I would explicitly advise against relying on it for the names of succulent plants. The database here is a wonderful resource for the purpose of identifying plants, and I would invite any newcomer to spend some time browsing it. For example:

Brain Cactus (Stenocactus multicostatus)





All of your plants will enjoy strong light. If they will be indoor plants, they should be right next to your sunniest southerly-facing window and "see" the sun for hours a day. If they will be outdoors, they will require protection from the sun for a while, and would do best in bright shade, filtered light, maybe a little morning sun, for a couple of weeks at least, or until they are bigger and better able to handle the UV. Overhead protection is important for the near future in the outdoors. Water well when the soil is dry at depth (not just at the surface). The containers should have holes at the bottom.

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Thats crispatus.
Multicostatus should be lighter on the big brown upward spines..at leas in my experience.
There is definitely something different about those 2...and if i had to guess..that would be it...
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skopjecollection
May 12, 2020 2:12 PM CST
On top of that, multi costatus means multy ribbed, and crispatus means curly..
So...more former than latter. As you can see, the photos there are from a third source, so...not really reliable..
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skopjecollection
May 12, 2020 2:17 PM CST
This is crispatus. Notice the fewer ribs, and large upward spines(this will become more pronounced with time)

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this is my multicostatus..slightly fatter than the OP, but you can see the difference
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Soniasavor
May 12, 2020 5:52 PM CST
Thank you guys so much 😁 I've been slowly building a mini garden in potted plants until I can put them in the ground. And I've been curious about the cacti and succulents since I got them.

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