What is this lovely houseplant?

onika9February 14, 2013

I want to know how to care for this lovely plant I'm babysitting for my mother, but I have no idea what it is. Can you help? Thank you!

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Rhipsalis species I believe.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 12:51PM
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kaliaman

thanks for that latin name, i've always called it pencil plant : )

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 6:04PM
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costaricafinca

Euphorbia tirucalli or Pencil cactus.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 8:01AM
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123Greta(9b)

Definitely a rhipsalis of some sort.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:27PM
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Dzitmoidonc(6)

Maybe something like R. teres, aka R. capilliformis. Long growth followed by a bunch of shorter stems on the end. Easy to root. Like humidity, shade in the summer. Rhipsalis species are hard to ID sometimes because the shape they get depends somewhat on cultural conditions.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 2:08AM
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Leafhead

Definitely a Rhipsalis, an epiphytic cactus that that requires lots of drainage. They do well in Sphagnum baskets and even slatted baskets lined c Sphagnum.
Your variety gets lovely red berries during the summer months, after blooming in the Spring/ Summer

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 1:22PM
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