Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Cactus identification

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Name: Walter White
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HunterSThompson
Dec 8, 2016 12:15 AM CST
What's this species? Thanks!
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Name: Walter White
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HunterSThompson
Jan 15, 2017 3:41 AM CST
Just bumping this thread because it's been a month and I don't like it when I don't know exactly what I'm growing. Thanks, all!
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gasrocks
Jan 15, 2017 4:35 AM CST
Euphorbia ?
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RuuddeBlock
Jan 15, 2017 2:49 PM CST
Most certainly an Euphorbia and not a cactus. The very small spines make me think of E. lactaea but I could be completely wrong,

Ruud
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Deebie
Jan 15, 2017 4:15 PM CST
I agree It could be Euphorbia lactea. Here a link to our database for photos and more info:

Candelabra Plant (Euphorbia lactea)

Another possibility
Euphorbia (Euphorbia pseudocactus 'Zig Zag')

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DaisyI
Jan 15, 2017 8:36 PM CST
How many sides does it have? Looks like three.
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Name: Walter White
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HunterSThompson
Jan 17, 2017 12:12 PM CST
Thanks all! It's got three sides. Each side is not too thick and somewhat concave. I'm guessing it's a Euphorbia lactea, but I'll look into it more. Man, these vendors love selling Euphorbias.
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DaisyI
Jan 17, 2017 2:20 PM CST
Yes, Euphorbia lactea
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tarev
Jan 17, 2017 5:06 PM CST
I agree It does look like Euphorbia lactea. In my area, it grows actively during summer, likes good watering at that time, so it gets a bit more plump and gets reddish tips too as it starts to elongate and grow more arms.

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