Cactus and Succulents forum: Growing rhipsalis and lepisimium from seed

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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jun 15, 2018 4:21 AM CST
For some inexplicable reason, i want to talk about it....
Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 15, 2018 6:29 AM CST
I grew Easter cacti from seed from self-harvested fruit. In current nomenclature I think these are Rhipsalidopsis, though, not Rhipsalis or Lepismium. I could be wrong because I can never keep it straight. I hate cacti nomenclature and think that's part of the reason I have trouble identifying different species unlike all other succulents, but whatever.

My experience failed but it was my fault. The seeds sprouted and I confused them with mesemb seeds because they were pronged, tiny, little "crab claws." So instead of keeping them SUPER humid like epiphytic jungle plants, I kept them "mesemb seedling humid" and I am 99% sure they dried out.

At the time I thought my mesembs dried out, but in retrospect it was Easter cacti (because the mesembs were in another pot and are still living) so I'm just dumb.

If I had it to do over, I don't think it would be super difficult because I got them to sprout and grow for a couple weeks, which is the hardest part. The just need more humidity than other succulent seedlings, which already require a lot of humidity compared to adult plants.
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Name: Stefan
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Jun 15, 2018 6:34 AM CST
Easter cacti have been reclassified, first from rhipsalidopsis into hatiora, and then into sclumbergera.....
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 15, 2018 6:44 AM CST
Oh. See? That's what I mean. When something changes there ideally should be a few years for all the scientific if not horticultural consensus to catch up, but there isn't. It just changes again. And again. And then everybody is confused.
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jun 15, 2018 6:48 AM CST
While under schlumbergera makes the most sense, its weird how it was placed under hatiora....it (salicornides) the only only dwarf epiphyte cactus that i have that survived for long.... Its kinda more drought tollerant than rhipsalis....
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 15, 2018 6:49 AM CST
Wasn't it Hatiora because of the flower anatomy? If so, why did it get moved out of it?
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jun 15, 2018 7:03 AM CST
Knowing hatiora flowers.... they werent that similar to begin with...
Besides, there are mammilarias that had different names before, with different flower shapes....
And selenicereus anthonyanus looks nothing like selenicereus grandiflorus.....
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 15, 2018 7:15 AM CST
They don't look alike from our frame of reference, but I would bet (and hope) they look very similar on a smaller (DNA) scale, which is why they're classed as closely related.

Or maybe as my long-time theory has gone, cacti scientists are all hallucinating from mescaline and that's why their classifications stories can't stay coherent. lol
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jun 15, 2018 7:23 AM CST
I wouldnt know. If you recall, i posted a tread about the current classification, which i had issues with , a while ago.....
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 15, 2018 7:26 AM CST
Maybe I'm also hallucinating so I can't recall anything. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jun 15, 2018 7:31 AM CST
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