Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: New Plant Finds Today, A Few IDs Needed Also! (:

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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Aug 16, 2017 7:55 PM CST
Here are some plants I bought today! Some I previously saw at the greenhouse and I just couldn't stop thinking about them, so I had to buy. (:

Here is another Albuca spiralis. My original one either went dormant or is on the verge of dying. The lady even said it wasn't a very good batch of them, so she gave this one to me for free to make up for it. Lovey dubby


My 5th pitcher plant! Sarracenia catesbaei.


Leuchtenbergia principis- Agave cactus


One of my ALL TIME favorite plants: Euphorbia platyclada, or the Dead Sticks Euphorbia. Mine is currently in bloom! Lovey dubby



Hoya compacta- Hindu Rope Plant


Kalanchoe thyrsiflora- Flapjack Plant


Crassula mesembryanthemoides


Here are the 2 IDs I need!

Euphorbia ID please?


Finally, cactus ID please!


Thank you!! Smiling
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Aug 17, 2017 10:41 AM CST

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I can't help much with the unknowns, but the Kalanchoe is K. luciae not thyrsiflora (a very common labeling error with two similar looking plants). The difference is most evident when they flower, which is shortly before they die. Smiling But K. thyrsiflora is much much less common in cultivation (basically unknown outside botanical gardens). I will move the database image to the right listing later today.

Furry cactus looks like Cephalocereus senilis maybe. Can you feel spines under there?
Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Aug 17, 2017 11:11 AM CST
Wow thank you so much!!!! I will have to let the greenhouse know that it was mislabeled! Smiling

And yes I can definitely feel spines under there! Smiling
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Aug 17, 2017 2:22 PM CST

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It is an "old man cactus" (called a "viejito" in its native lands)... I am not great with cacti, but look at Cephalocereus (the old man of Mexico) and Oreocereus (the old man of the Andes). All of these plants will grow brighter and lusher fur with lots of sun, and go correspondingly hairless in low light. Your plant looks excellent to me.

Old Man of Mexico (Cephalocereus senilis)
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If you look at other pictures on the net you will find a few green plants without much hair (probably indoor or greenhouse grown)... these are useful for identification because they show you how many ribs the plant has and where the spines are distributed. You might not be able to see the spines on your plant very well, but you should be able to feel them well enough to know if it's a match.

3 viejitos here for illustration. Middle one is Cephalocereus (closeup of crown above).
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Your Euphorbia could be (?) Euphorbia heptagona which apparently is the new name for a plant I know as E. enopla. Take a look at some pictures.
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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Aug 17, 2017 2:49 PM CST
Wow! Thank you SO MUCH!!! (:

I love that it is called a "viejito" because not only am I a biology major but I also major in Spanish. That literally means "little old man".... which is so cute hahaha.
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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Aug 17, 2017 5:03 PM CST
I am thinking maybe the mystery Euphorbia is Euphorbia enopla? Opinions? Thank You!

Here is a photo I found off of google.

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Name: Sweetwind
SF Bay Area (Zone 10b)
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Sweetwind
Aug 17, 2017 7:21 PM CST
I agree that you found a euphorbia anopia - I had one for about ten years and it took all sorts of hardships sitting out in the yard at my MIL house. It may have died though when I repotted it a few weeks ago and treated it for a mealybug infestation, it's looking sad. I went and got a replacement (I should have thought to take a pup, but it really had gone through everything from El Nino rains to not being watered for a months but I haven't quite given up on it yet). They are great plants and make nice looking groupings in a pot. Just be careful of the sap, which looks like a white latex weeping if the plant gets injured, since some people have reactions to it.

New:
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The older plant before repotting:

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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Aug 17, 2017 7:35 PM CST
Oh wow!! That's amazing, ten years!!(: did you mean E. enopla rather than E. anoplia? I googled the latter and it's showing euphorbias that do not have long red spines like ours! Thank you so much for sharing. So helpful Smiling
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Aug 17, 2017 7:41 PM CST

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Lindsey, I added some text to my post above when I edited it. This part:

Your Euphorbia could be (?) Euphorbia heptagona which apparently is the new name for a plant I know as E. enopla. Take a look at some pictures.

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Note that E. anoplia is a different plant which is (as you noted) spineless.
Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Aug 17, 2017 7:57 PM CST
Thanks so much Baja!! I'm thinking E. heptagona is probably what it is. Smiling
Name: Sweetwind
SF Bay Area (Zone 10b)
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Sweetwind
Aug 17, 2017 8:38 PM CST
There is a new name now? And I did not mean the spineless version, you are correct, lol it has huge spikes! Sorry!
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Aug 17, 2017 9:02 PM CST

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Well, I now see E. enopla is a species in the garden.org database so I'm not going to argue with that, whatever the CoL might have to say about it. Smiling

Euphorbia (Euphorbia enopla)

http://www.catalogueoflife.org...
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Name: Bob
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Aug 17, 2017 11:44 PM CST
[quote="Baja_Costero"]It is an "old man cactus" (called a "viejito" in its native lands)... I am not great with cacti, but look at Cephalocereus (the old man of Mexico) and Oreocereus (the old man of the Andes). All of these plants will grow brighter and lusher fur with lots of sun, and go correspondingly hairless in low light. Your plant looks excellent to me.

I have three old man cactus. The Cephalocerus senilis always has the spiral of hair on the top. The Orocerus trolii from Bolivis has the distinctive yellow spines that stick out from the hair. I think Lindseys cactus is Espostoa lanata. The old man of Peru. the spines on this one are quite short and the hair is like cotton candy.
Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Aug 18, 2017 7:31 AM CST
Thank you for your input Bob! I had no idea there were so many fuzzy cacti. Here are some more images that may help!
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Aug 18, 2017 2:18 PM CST

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Espostoa lanata has a fairly long central spine (which protrudes through the hair) but that central spine is apparently absent on some plants. Take a look at the left plant in my group photo above.
Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Aug 18, 2017 4:01 PM CST
So we are thinking it's E. lanata now? Here's another cactus I just got! Not sure what it is.


Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Aug 18, 2017 4:58 PM CST

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I think not. You decide for yourself. New cactus could be a Mammillaria.

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