Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Help in identifying succulent!

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Jan 10, 2017 7:55 AM CST
So thankful for the help I've received in my previous thread, you people here are definitely helpful and informative! I have another succulent that needs help in identifying. I bought it from our local garden centre under the succulents section, but I can't seem to find any similar ones on Google after searching for key words like swollen roots, long stem, pink and purple flowers etc. Can someone please help? Confused
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Name: Deborah
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Jan 10, 2017 9:34 PM CST
The term you want to search under is caudiciform. The swollen root is a caudex. Someone in the C & S forum maybe able to ID it for you. Here's one website that you can investigate in the meantime:

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Jan 10, 2017 10:17 PM CST
Perhaps you have a Monadenium there. most likely M. rubellum (M. montanum var. rubellum).
It could be a great speciment caucidiform.
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Jan 11, 2017 6:29 AM CST
It looks a lot like Euphorbia (Euphorbia neorubella) - synonym Monadenium rubellum
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Name: tarev
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Jan 11, 2017 11:19 AM CST
Hello kickingdirtt, I will just leave the id part to others, but it is a caudiciform seeing that lovely caudex. Does your container have drainage holes? It will not like to sit in containers with no drainage holes.

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