Plant ID forum: Is it a cactus? Is it a succulent?

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Apr 24, 2017 4:17 PM CST
I recently found this pretty little plant at a gift shop and my fellow plant obsessed friends and I are at a loss to figuring out what it is. The little spikes you can see look like they would be hardened and pokey like a cactus but they are actually very soft. What is it?!?
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Name: Bev
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Apr 24, 2017 4:31 PM CST
I'll just start and say that all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. It reminds me of a Stapelia but the entire plant is so upright and looks large in size, so I am suspecting not. Somebody else can finish and possibly give you an ID.
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Apr 24, 2017 4:45 PM CST
It is Senecio stapeliaeformis, or Kleinia stapeliaeformis, a South African Succulent.
I have this plant! Smiling
Name: Lin
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Apr 24, 2017 6:09 PM CST
I agree with Ursula. It reminds me of Pickle Plant (Kleinia stapeliiformis) I received cuttings in a trade once but couldn't keep the plant alive.
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Apr 24, 2017 6:54 PM CST
I second that. Smiling
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Apr 24, 2017 8:53 PM CST


Moved to Plant ID forum so it can be marked as solved.
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