Plant ID forum: What are these Succulents?

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Name: Kayla Clayton
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Kaylarhnee
Jan 6, 2018 11:08 PM CST
I've had these guys for about 2 years now. I've always drawn a blank at identifying them, any pictures I find that look like them do not state the species.
They haven't grown much lately and have never flowered. When I first brought them home they grew so rapidly, but I did move them away from the sunniest window to make room for other plants that need it more. But they're healthy nonetheless.
They started out looking like spiky pickles and now have them long (I wanna say leggy?) growths all over the place.



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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Jan 6, 2018 11:31 PM CST
I have no clue what your plant is but it's adorable. Can't wait for someone to name it.
Name: Kayla Clayton
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Kaylarhnee
Jan 6, 2018 11:32 PM CST
@lauriebaslee thank you!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 7, 2018 1:17 AM CST
Welcome!

Eve's Needle Cactus (Austrocylindropuntia subulata). Moving them away from the window has caused them to stretch. They aren't supposed to be long and leggy. They should look like spiky pickles.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Kayla Clayton
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Kaylarhnee
Jan 7, 2018 7:28 AM CST
Thanks @Daisyl !
They were this leggy looking when they were in the window, and haven't really grown much at all since the move away from the window.
I'll maybe try to propagate some of the leggy parts in the spring time to see if I can get them to look like pickles again nodding

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