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May 14, 2020 2:15 PM CST
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 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
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.
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
Thank you skopjecollection.

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

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