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Name: William Groth
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Willinator
May 16, 2020 10:31 PM CST
Here is the pictures what is this epiphytic plant
it is in a hanging basket and has a bloom stalk.


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Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
May 17, 2020 3:24 PM CST
I am still waiting for an ID, should I try to take some more pictures
possibly of the leaves with a white piece of paper as a background
I should be able to do that. The leaves are relatively flat and
the bloom stalk is thin and I can determine the color and give more
information.
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DaisyI
May 17, 2020 3:34 PM CST
More photos would be very helpful. So far, all your photos are too far away and back lit. Try to get on the other side of the plant, use you flash, get closer.
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Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
May 17, 2020 4:22 PM CST
Actually that might not be a bloom stalk but another branch of new leaves and
what I did was take some more pictures as close ups. So I will post some new
pictures soon.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 17, 2020 4:37 PM CST
Yes, more photos of the entire plant, less of the wooden basket will help. I'm thinking it may be an Orchid Cactus Epiphyllum of some type but I'm just making a wild guess from the flat look of the stems hanging over the side of the basket.
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Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
Peppers Cactus and Succulents Roses Adeniums Cat Lover Sedums
Sempervivums Garden Photography
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Willinator
May 17, 2020 4:39 PM CST
OK here are some more pictures:


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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
May 17, 2020 6:37 PM CST
It is an epiphytic cactus of some sort, but as there are so many hybrids, I can't hazard a guess
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skopjecollection
May 17, 2020 9:35 PM CST
Probably epiphyllum hookerii if i had to guess.
Its the one with the stick structure like oxypetalum but with thicker leaf cladodes....
Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
May 17, 2020 9:48 PM CST
I stand correct, this is pseudothipsalis...
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 18, 2020 6:28 AM CST
I grew Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) and Hooker's Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum hookeri) years ago and although they would sprout narrow, stick like new stems, I think Stefan is correct, it looks more like the Red Mistletoe Cactus (Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa) whose leaves will turn pretty red hues when grown in high light.

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Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
May 18, 2020 10:47 AM CST
Actually I think it is more like the Epiphyllum hookeri
and I have not watched this plant at night so if it is a
night bloomer I would not know and it has been growing
sort of "on its own" so even the leaves are pretty beat up.
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Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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skopjecollection
May 18, 2020 10:56 AM CST
Willinator said:Actually I think it is more like the Epiphyllum hookeri
and I have not watched this plant at night so if it is a
night bloomer I would not know and it has been growing
sort of "on its own" so even the leaves are pretty beat up.


Youd notice a large flower spike if it were. Trust me, nigth blooming =/= not noticable..
The flowers on most night blooming cacti are quite sizeable, and open in the early evening hours, others even stay open in the morning.
I am absolutely sure its not e.hookerii.
What you need to pay attention is that the growth pattern on the woody stalk is exactly like that on pseudorhipsalis..
Not on hookeri or any other epi...
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 18, 2020 11:55 AM CST
As Carol suggested, it definitely appears to be an Epiphytic Cacti of some sort but with so many possibilities, it's difficult to say exactly which one. If you ever get blooms, post more photos and you may be able to get a more accurate ID of type and cultivar.


It's been 8 to 10 since I've grown Epiphyllum but the leaves don't look like those of E. hookeri or E. oxypetalum to me. For comparison, here are a couple of my old photos of those two:

Epiphyllum hookeri .............................. Epiphyllum oxypetalum
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
May 18, 2020 4:55 PM CST
You might get more on our Epiphyllum forum, but ???
Name: Tess
Alabama (Zone 7b)
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NEBamaGirl
Jul 29, 2020 9:52 PM CST
Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa

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