House plants with 'cactus' in their name

Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, ALJuly 12, 2013

I have a few but will start the fun with one. (Potted with some Callisia.)

Easter cactus (Hatiora gaertneri) Pic from 6/30, this plant has no regard for the calendar, blooming periodically.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Christmas cactus
Thanksgiving cactus
Orchid cactus

My 3 fav jungle cacti, and I have all three

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 1:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I identified one in another forum today....Ric Rac cactus, also an epiphitic jungle cactus. :-)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 7:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Old Man Cactus? Never grown one, but I have seen them.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 9:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ronalawn82(z9FL)

purpleinopp,

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 3:21AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
birdsnblooms

Let's see..

Rose Cactus..Pereskia

Redbird Cactus...Pedilanthus

If you add Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter Cactus together, you get Holiday Cactus.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 11:20AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I've thought of at least one plant often grown as a houseplant, and always commonly CALLED cactus as part of the common name....but isn't!

Any guesses?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 4:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Duplicate

This post was edited by rhizo_1 on Sun, Jul 14, 13 at 16:57

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 4:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Oh the suspense! Someone will get it.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 6:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
birdsnblooms

Rat-Tail Cactus...another Epiphyllum
Strawberry Cactus..Mammillaria
Strawberry Cactus...Echinocereus stramineus
Barrel Cactus...Ferocactus wislizenii

Anyone ever see the commercial for Fabreze Cactus Flower commercial? What a load.............

Rhizo, you're driving me up the wall. lol.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 7:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greybird_keke

Rhizo, is it the Starfish cactus?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 8:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That's not the one I'm thinking of, Greybird. I have to admit that I've never heard Stapelia (Carrion Flower) called Starfish Cactus. Interesting. Has anyone else heard of that? So your guess is a good one.

I HATE to tell you yet, because I know you all love a good mystery.

A clue would be that it's not some obscure, whacky doodle plant. We see pictures of them in here now and then. Another clue might be the fact that I've never heard of this plant called anything but "blankety cactus ".

I promise that I'll give you the answer before I go to bed. OR I might offer a give away clue. :-)

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 9:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greybird_keke

Pencil cactus??

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 10:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Pencil cactus it is....Euphorbia tirucalli. :-)

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 10:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tamela_star(Zone 7)

Hookers orchid cactus
Grafted cactus aka moon cactus

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 12:50AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Schefflera and corn plant sharing a pot?
Anyone tried planting schefflera and Dracaena Fragrans...
Peter
What is wrong with my dieffenbachia?
It looks droopy. And leaves are yellowing one by one....
bluehaven_gweb
Need help reviving Fiddle Leaf!
Hi, I am a first time houseplant owner and recently...
Lacey Scripture
It hursts so that my Pachira Aquatica "money tree" plant is hurting so
Hi all, love this site and I finally joined! I've read...
mobbsuit_beasley
Alii Ficus
Ok, today I picked up an Alii Ficus. Thing is, I spotted...
Joe1980
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™