ID a succulent?

Desirai(7B)February 22, 2013

I hope this is OK to post, I need an ID on a succulent.

Basically it looks like a rat tail cactus, except it feels rubbery and the "thorns" are soft and do not stick. There's no pricklies or anything.

It hasn't bloomed, but it's sprouting lots of babies off itself.

Anyone have any idea?

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mrlike2u(**)

Stapelia ? A pic would help

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 8:45AM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

Sure, it's okay to post! That's one of the things we do here ~ ID plants! But...you're more likely to get an ID if you post a photo. Otherwise, much more detail is needed (size-length, width of stems/leaves, where babies are growing, color, etc).

The only thing that comes to my mind from your description, is a stapeliad of some sort, but I don't think they get as long as a rat tail cactus.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 8:48AM
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seedmoney

Perhaps a Huernia species?

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 9:21AM
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Desirai(7B)
    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 12:56PM
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Microthrix(9)

Looks like an asclepiad for sure. Looks like it could use more light though.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 1:05PM
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Desirai(7B)

what makes you say that?

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 1:08PM
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Microthrix(9)

The new growth is getting very light green and the "spikes" are getting farther and farther apart. Otherwise known as... etiolation.

This post was edited by Microthrix on Fri, Feb 22, 13 at 13:11

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 1:10PM
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Desirai(7B)

Ohh!!! You mean like if you move some leaves or wood and there are sad pale green plants underneath it??

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 1:13PM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

Possibility: Huernia schneideriana

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 1:23PM
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Desirai(7B)

Hey that looks like it could be it!!!! How do I get it to bloom? I've kept it in the house all winter because it freezes here and I figured since it looked like a cactus it probably didn't like ice and snow

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 1:25PM
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