Plant ID forum: Odd little succulent/cactus

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Lake Lanier, Ga.
greendean
Jun 27, 2017 5:23 AM CST
This guy came in a mixed planting with about five other succulents. I broke up the band and transplanted them into separate pots and this guy is growing like mad. Anyone out there seen the like? Much thanks.
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purpleinopp
Jun 27, 2017 7:53 AM CST
Hi & welcome!

Looks like some form of Austrocylindropuntia: https://garden.org/plants/sear...

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tarev
Jun 27, 2017 3:52 PM CST
Hello greendean, it looks like Austrocylindropuntia subulata. Lovely plant you have there!
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DaisyI
Jun 27, 2017 7:46 PM CST
Until it grows up and tries to kill you. Smiling
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Lake Lanier, Ga.
greendean
Jun 28, 2017 5:18 AM CST
Thank you all very much. I will not turn my back on it!

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