Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Which Ric Rac do I have?

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 18, 2017 9:44 AM CST
Years ago when I made a trade of multiple plants I received a piece of plant called Ric Rac Cactus. It's grown like crazy. When I went to the Plant Database I discovered there are two separate genus called Ric Rac. Selenicereus anthonyanus and Epiphyllum anguliger which to my eyes look exactly the same. So which one do I have and what are the differences?

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tarev
Apr 18, 2017 10:01 AM CST
I don't have either of those but comparing it to photos online, your plant seems to be more like Selenicereus anthonyanus the way the leaves grow, seems narrower edges compared to epi. When it blooms, you will have better id, Selenicereus anthonyanus blooms have that pink and white petals.
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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Apr 18, 2017 10:27 AM CST
I agree with Tarev and I do have Selenicereus anthonyanus. This plant does have sharp thorns and I don't think that the epi has any. Also, this plant is more popular and easier to find than the epiphyllum. BTW it is a night bloomer. I was reading somewhere recently to treat it as you would schlumbergera--no light after dusk--if you hope to see blooms.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 18, 2017 10:31 AM CST
Thanks Tarev and Deborah! I'm hoping it blooms soon too!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Apr 18, 2017 10:59 AM CST
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 18, 2017 11:18 AM CST
Do update this thread later on once it starts making its blooms! Smiling
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 18, 2017 12:36 PM CST
I will ... LOL - I went to add it to my plant list and it was already in there! Lol! Senior moment I guess!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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