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May 14, 2020 2:15 PM CST
Ohio
This plant was given to me by my mom. She said it was a gumamela plant. Is this correct and what type specifically is it?

Also what... and why are there long stems shooting upwards with no leaves. Should I cut these off so the plant can use it's resources in a better way? Please help...these offshoots are taking over...new ones every day it seems.

Thanks kindly.
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May 14, 2020 3:06 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Its an orchid cactus. Maybe @skopjecollection can tell you more.
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May 14, 2020 4:00 PM CST
Ohio
Thank you Daisy I! Hurray!

You just sent me down a rabbit hole on orchid cactus! I think my mom having so many plants inadvertently told me gumamela. Now I know all about air roots and propagation about this plant. This guy is about to get a haircut! Thanks for your help.
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May 14, 2020 9:06 PM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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Probably a plain epiphyllum oxypetalum. I dont see any distinguishing features that would indicate otherwise
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May 15, 2020 10:28 AM CST
Ohio
Thank you skopjecollection.

After going down the rabbit hole....it led me to that specific type. Thanks for the confirmation. My new goal is to get this thing to flower.

-toktok
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