Plant ID forum: Need help to id cactus

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Name: thepegasus
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Oct 4, 2016 1:13 AM CST
Please help to id this cactus...

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Name: Daisy I
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Oct 4, 2016 3:30 PM CST
Has it bloomed? You may have to wait for flowers. When it does bloom, make note (or take photos) of the buds and flowers from the top and sides.
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Oct 5, 2016 5:51 AM CST
It might be in the Echinocereus or Notocactus family? Those are common house cacti that resemble yours.
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Name: Thijs van Soest
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Oct 5, 2016 10:29 AM CST
I do not think it would be an Echinocereus. @misslilthings, I am surprised you would say that Echinocerei are common house cacti as I rarely see these plants for sale in the Big Box stores, at more specialized cactus nurseries and botanical garden plant sales for sure, but while these are great landscape plants under the right conditions, I think many people would have a hard time keeping these alive in-house, maybe in a green house.

Maybe you meant Echinopsis?

My guess would be that it is Echinopsis calochlora or a hybrid there-of, but as Daisy says the bloom will say it all, and some kind of Lobelia, Notocactus, or Chamaecereus could also be a possibility.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Oct 5, 2016 10:38 AM CST
What a nice cactus and with little ones too! It seems easier to id them when it blooms. For now, keep them warm and dry. Smiling

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