Plant ID forum: Can you help me identify my Succulent???

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Name: Donna
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Shy_gardener
Jul 6, 2016 6:49 PM CST
When I was given this I thought it was some type of Rhipsalis. Like the trailing kind.
It looked very much like Rhipsalis Cereuscula.

But now it's smaller tips have turned brown and a new single shoot has emerged
with flat leaves, and spikes..

Could this be rhipsalis goebeliana? Any ideas....
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purpleinopp
Jul 7, 2016 2:14 PM CST
Hi & welcome!

If nobody has a suggestion soon, try adding another pic or 2 from a diff angle. Does it have any thorns at all?
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Name: Donna
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Shy_gardener
Jul 7, 2016 3:19 PM CST
Here's another view, maybe a bit clearer too
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DaisyI
Jul 7, 2016 4:14 PM CST
Oh! Its an Opuntia.
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greene
Jul 7, 2016 4:29 PM CST
I'm pretty sure it is not an Opuntia.

You can look at the Rhipsala in our database to compare you plant to existing photos,
http://garden.org/plants/brows...

You might try looking at the Cactus Forum:
http://garden.org/forums/view/...

@Baja_Costero, can you please look at this plant and see if you can offer some help? Thank You!
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Baja_Costero
Jul 7, 2016 4:34 PM CST
Could be Opuntia (stretched in low light maybe?). I don't know enough about those kinds of cacti to offer more of an opinion.
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Shy_gardener
Jul 7, 2016 5:56 PM CST
OK, here goes again, I'm not too good at taking pictures *Blush*

Hopefully these will help... I've been told, since I asked the old owner
about the new growth. He states the parent plant is a very
very old upright succulent (standing 3'+), on a single strong stalk,
that holds itself. It also has the flat pads at the top. This was an old
piece that had fallen off and started rooting itself in the parent plant's pot.

The plant very much reminds me of a Rhipsalis, but of course I don't
know. There are no thorny spikes. All soft tissue, even the new spikes
that are emerging. No low light, in bright indirect light, and outside now.

I do believe I was watering it to much and giving it to much fertilizer. Shrug!
I'm thinking that's why the tips browned, or maybe too bright of light.

Thanks so much for your input...

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plantladylin
Jul 7, 2016 6:05 PM CST
Looks like Opuntia of some sort to me also.
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Shy_gardener
Jul 7, 2016 6:48 PM CST
Wish it was Oputia Echios......
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purpleinopp
Jul 8, 2016 7:43 AM CST
That's what prompted my question about thorns, thinking Opuntia.
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KhengHoe
Jul 17, 2016 9:45 AM CST
Work on focusing the camera on the plant instead of the background. Clearer pictures would help.
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Shy_gardener
Jul 17, 2016 6:04 PM CST
Welcome KhngHoe,

Sorry, like I said previously not much at picture taking...
I'll have to get my son to take a pic next time he come over...

But thanks for your input...
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Rainbow
Jul 18, 2016 8:36 AM CST
@Shy_gardner I don't know if you use your cell phone, I use mine to take pictures. Whether I'm trying to take an up-close picture of my plants or my little puppy, I have to wait many seconds for the camera function to focus in on my subject (instead of the background) before I can capture a clear image. Hope this helps. Angel
Name: Donna
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Shy_gardener
Jul 18, 2016 1:50 PM CST
OK Guys.... Here goes.... If nothing else maybe I'll learn to take better pictures.... hehe
But do appreciate all the input of what it might be....

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 18, 2016 2:30 PM CST
Until somebody recognizes it, I'm going with cutie cutie bo bootie, banana fanana fo footie...
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Name: Donna
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Shy_gardener
Jul 18, 2016 2:36 PM CST
Thanks Tiffany.

It really is odd, but cute and so different...

I'm really anxious to see how it turns out.

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ctcarol
Jul 18, 2016 5:38 PM CST
My first thought was a euphorbia of some kind, but it might be a very young "brain cactus"? I don't know cactus, but those seem to be in vogue this year.
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Shy_gardener
Jul 18, 2016 7:24 PM CST
HI Carol,

Thanks for sharing. I'll look at some Euphoria, and see if it looks like any.

I've had the Brain Cactus for years (from when it was popular years ago) but this doesn't look like them.



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