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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 30, 2015 4:45 PM CST
These are gift cuttings and the pictures show the plant(s) they were taken from. There are little white "pearls" along the hanging stems and small yellow flowers. The pictures of the flowers show them not quite open. What do I have?

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Cinta
Sep 30, 2015 5:11 PM CST
I know this plant. My sister had it and I cannot pull the name from my brain. I will keep thinking.
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Sep 30, 2015 6:08 PM CST
It looks like a Rhipsalis. Maybe salicornioides?
Name: Mary
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Azgarden
Sep 30, 2015 7:43 PM CST
Have never seen it, but I like it!
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Cinta
Sep 30, 2015 8:57 PM CST
Yep that was what my Sister's plant is..... Rhipsalis capilliformis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 30, 2015 9:21 PM CST
Fiber Optic Plant?? (you know I love to guess but rarely I am right)
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tarev
Sep 30, 2015 9:38 PM CST
That is pretty! Looks like a Rhipsalis. I have a Rhipsalis salicornoides but the branches are shorter, and so far have not seen it bloom to compare..looking at the name Rhipsales capilliformis, it looks more like it.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Oct 1, 2015 6:55 AM CST
The capillifomis has white flowers. In fact, of the 36 varieties I have researched, I see that every one has white flowers (one can have pink) except for the Rhipsalis dissimilis, which has yellow. So far it looks like the dissimilis is the one I have. What think you?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 1, 2015 7:07 AM CST
Looks like a beautiful specimen of Dancing Bones Cactus (Hatiora salicornioides) to me. http://rhipsalis.com/species/salicor.htm

edited to add: It used to be in the Genus Rhipsalis but is now considered Hatiora ... the white "berries" are the fruit. I've seen birds eating the berries on a couple of my Rhipsalis.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Oct 1, 2015 7:40 AM CST
I guess I would have to see the two plants side-by-side. They sure look very similar in growth, in those small, white "pearls", and in their flowers. The link below is where I found my original information.

http://www.cactiguide.com/graphics/home_title_500.gif
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 1, 2015 7:49 AM CST
I've heard that Rhipsalis are very difficult plants to identify sometimes.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Oct 1, 2015 8:06 AM CST
If I have ever grown one of these, it was more than 3 decades ago. Now we are dealing with two families of plants, Hatiora and Rhipsalis. Talk about confusing. Sighing!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 1, 2015 8:36 AM CST
I've grown a few Rhipsalis over the years and still have three or four large plants but don't remember which ones they are. Some young plants look a lot different when they reach maturity than they do when they are young. I think two of mine are identical now that they've grown up. I used to have a small "Dancing Bones" but it never did much, did not seem to grow at all and I think it finally succumbed due to lack of care.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Oct 1, 2015 11:52 AM CST

Give this link a look. Your plant looks a lot like the "Drunkard's Dream" Hatiora salicorniodes I lost in a freeze a few years ago.

http://cactiguide.com/cactus/?genus=Hatiora&species=salicorn...


Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Oct 1, 2015 12:05 PM CST
Yep, that's what I saw too. It is probably either the salicorniordes or the dissimilis.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Oct 1, 2015 12:54 PM CST
Just knowing the genus helps a lot when it comes to care and being able to access info from Hatiora and Rhipsalis should enable you to supply what it needs.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Oct 1, 2015 1:07 PM CST
I'm good with the growing part. That shouldn't be a problem at all. I simply like to have my plants properly labeled. Just one of my quirks. Whistling
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