Tropicals forum: Is this a Dragon fruit plant?

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Sfraser1234
Dec 29, 2017 12:44 PM CST
Purchased off of Amazon last year. Does anyone 1-2 year plant look like this?
What are these white spindles coming off the plant?

Thank you so much!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Dec 29, 2017 1:06 PM CST
Those are adventitious aerial roots. They allow the plant to cling to a support if you have one, so they can remain erect. Otherwise, they topple over and grow sideways.
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ctcarol
Dec 29, 2017 4:27 PM CST
I don't believe that is a Dragon Fruit plant. They are a lot stockier than your plant. Very thick leaves on the Dragon fruits, and usually triangle shaped at the base.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Dec 29, 2017 4:55 PM CST
I just figured it was an etiolated one due to not enough light.
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ctcarol
Dec 29, 2017 6:47 PM CST
There's that too, but I still doubt it's Dragon Fruit. There are many epiphytic cactus, but only a few are Dragon Fruit.
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ardesia
Dec 29, 2017 8:39 PM CST
I agree many epis look alike but I just looked at the photos again and, on second glance, this one does look just a bit stocky. It's possible it is a Dragon Fruit but whatever it is, it is very young. FYI, mature Dragon Fruits are very large and have evil thorns. Not an indoor plant at all.
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