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Oct 16, 2021 2:15 PM CST
Name: Nakita
Powell, WY (Zone 4b)
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I have no idea what type of cactus/succulent this is. But I just noticed these tiny clear balls all over it. They are solid (not squishy or sticky). Should I be concerned?!
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Oct 16, 2021 7:39 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐Ÿ (Zone 8b)
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It looks like it may be Euphorbia tirucalli. I've not see that on any of mine.
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Oct 16, 2021 8:06 PM CST
Name: Nakita
Powell, WY (Zone 4b)
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I think it's a Mistletoe Cactus, but I'm not positive.
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Oct 16, 2021 8:37 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
I'd go with the Euphorbia and the globs are dried guttate. (!!???!!) Guttation is the exuding of sap when the soil moisture is high (for the plant type) and so is the humidity. It's harmless, but a good indicator that one or the other moisture level needs to change.
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Oct 16, 2021 8:42 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Yes, Euphorbia tirucalli. Yes, guttation (edema).
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Oct 16, 2021 9:25 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐Ÿ (Zone 8b)
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It's possible but I think I would have seen this if it was something so ordinary as guttation or oedema. Maybe really dry air could be a factor, which would be a very unlikely condition around my place.

If you snip one of the tips off and find white sap inside, it's Euphorbia. If you decide to do this, be careful because the white sap is caustic and you don't want to get it on your skin or much worse, in your eye.
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Oct 16, 2021 9:35 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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purpleinopp said:It's possible but I think I would have seen this if it was something so ordinary as guttation or oedema. Maybe really dry air could be a factor, which would be a very unlikely condition around my place.


Now I'm confused... This is your plant?
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Oct 17, 2021 5:04 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐Ÿ (Zone 8b)
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No, sorry. I have a bunch of these plants and have never seen this on any of them.
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Oct 17, 2021 7:36 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Its kind of a perfect storm sort of thing. Warm soil, cool humid nighttime air and too much moisture in the rootzone. Plants without leaves don't respirate well. Sometimes its a reaction to irregular watering.
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Oct 17, 2021 7:52 PM CST
Name: TJOE
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I think it is nothing to worry about, I am more concern with the snake on Nakita's neck than the succulent Rolling my eyes.
If they look healthy, do nothing
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Oct 17, 2021 8:38 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐Ÿ (Zone 8b)
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When your neck is cold & there's a snake handy, it makes sense.
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Oct 17, 2021 10:59 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I thought it was an infinity scarf! Hilarious!
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Oct 21, 2021 12:58 PM CST
Name: Nakita
Powell, WY (Zone 4b)
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Living infinity scarf ๐Ÿ˜‚

Thanks for all the help! The watering would make sense, so I'll adjust it and see! As long as I know the plant (and it's shelfmates) are safe from harm!

Mine is also more droopy then traditional pencil trees, which is why I'm thinking it's a mistletoe cactus. I'll post some examples:




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Oct 21, 2021 2:17 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Its easy to tell. Break a stem. All Euphorbia have white sap.
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Oct 21, 2021 3:20 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐Ÿ (Zone 8b)
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Agree, I said that on 10/16.
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Oct 21, 2021 5:34 PM CST
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Be sure not to touch the sap and especially not to get it in your eyes. Euphorbia sap can be an extreme irritant (as Tiffany pointed out earlier, but it doesn't hurt to repeat this fact). Smiling
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Oct 22, 2021 7:05 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘โ˜ผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐Ÿ (Zone 8b)
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Low light will yield a leaning, less upright plant. It takes hours per day of sun shining right on a pencil plant for it to stay stiffly upright.

There are many pics of pencil trees/plants in the plant database on this site:
Pencil Tree (Euphorbia tirucalli)
Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli 'Firesticks')

And the various plants referred to as mistletoe cactus, and other nicknames (Rhipsalis species):
https://garden.org/plants/sear...
The last day of this year is 123123!!
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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Oct 23, 2021 3:44 AM CST
South Germany (Zone 7b)
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My Sansevieria cylindrica does a lot of that guttation thingy as well, but only after I watered it once a week.
Does that mean that the soil isn't loose enough or water retention too high?
get the mlems in! Don't let them get wet or stale outside, come on!
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Oct 23, 2021 6:12 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Its not an overwatering issue, that would cause rot. Its a combination of moisture in the soil, humidity in the air and temperatures. It never happens at my house because the humidity is too low.
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Oct 23, 2021 10:08 PM CST
South Germany (Zone 7b)
just mlem on!
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Ooooohh yea, must be all my mosses, they take in and transpire a lot of water
get the mlems in! Don't let them get wet or stale outside, come on!

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