Plant ID forum: My favorite plant - what is it?

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Valencia, Spain
mmehrle
Aug 14, 2017 6:10 AM CST
Hey guys - first time posting here. I know very little of plants but a few years ago I bought this tiny thing at some store here in Spain. The leafs resemble devil heads as they have little horns. Totally fell in love with it and even makes gorgeous flowers about twice a year. But what is it?? I tried googling the images and cannot find a match. Please help!

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Here it is blooming:

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How gorgeous is that? And it happens about twice per year. A very generous plant who clearly loves us ;-)

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Different plant I bought in the same place, it is super tiny. It loves the sun and wants almost no water, we only myst it here and there. And only once thus far it bloomed. But wow, how gorgeous was that flower!

Any pointers would be appreciated.

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purpleinopp
Aug 14, 2017 7:48 AM CST
It's Schlumbergera truncata. Lovely!
Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)

A jungle epiphyte that likes loose, moist soil and tons of bright light but not much direct sun, especially during the middle of the day.

The 2nd plant looks like some kind of Pleiospilos.
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Valencia, Spain
mmehrle
Aug 14, 2017 8:09 AM CST
YOU NAILED IT!!! Even got the Pleiospilos right - that's the one Hurray!

And you are exactly right, we have it inside behind a large window that gives it a lot of indirect light. Loves it there, a very happy plant. My wife is actually the one with the green thumb but for some reason it's me who fell in love with it. I even clean its leafs with a cloth to remove the dust, silly me.

Thanks a ton, Tiffany - you made my day! Thumbs up
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 14, 2017 8:58 AM CST
Happy to suggest! And I agree, plants get dusty & look better if it is rinsed/wiped off.

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