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bluerose007September 28, 2012

Someone please identify this. It has hundreds of buds on it. It is in a basket that is rootbound and still outside. Nights are getting down to 5 degrees Celcius. Should I bring it inside.

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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Possibly Rhipsalis houlletiana, if it get small pale yellow flowers. Gorgeous plant by the way.

Annette

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 10:17AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Yes, to be on the safe side I would bring it in now. I left two of my epi's out too long and lost them both.

Annette

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 10:56AM
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rina_

bluerose

That is very nice looking plant, looks like the flowers are going to be yellow?
Did it bloomed for you before? It must look georgeous with so many flowers on it.
(BTW, where in Canada are you? I am in Toronto.)

Rina

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 11:04AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Wow,

I've never seen that plant before, very nice. Whatever it is, it looks very happy & healthy! I hope you'll share more pix of it further in bloom; looks like it's going to be fabulous.

Certainly looks tropical, I wouldn't risk it in any cool weather.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 7:45PM
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bluerose007

Rina, I am in Montreal. This plant was given to me last year. I have never seen it in bloom but it does look like yellow flowers will be blooming. Will post more pics in a few days.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 11:05PM
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Dzitmoidonc(6)

The ID is spot on, but the flowers are really so pale yellow that they show as white. Also, the yellow elongated things are spent blooms, the pic attached shows what unopened blooms look like just before they open. Flower buds are very plump, and the berries (mine make only a few per stem) are purple.

It grows by sending out long cylindrical shoots that end in the flat stems with serrated edges, as well as sending other flattened stems from the "sticks" (seen at right). The one at home (I am away) hangs about 4ft and blooms spring through fall. Frankly, the ephemeral flowers are underwhelming, but the purple berries add color. The taste is so bland that they could be said to have no taste at all, like the berries on Rhipsalis horrida.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 9:57PM
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bluerose007

Does that mean I just missed seeing the plant in bloom. It doesn't make any sense.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 10:54PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Bluerose would you be interested in a trade, I have several epis including Epiphyllum oxypetalum and other succulents.

Annette

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 10:55PM
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Dzitmoidonc(6)

bluerose, the blooms are open for 1 day. Not hard to miss if you get home late. Here is the color of the fruit. You'll have to cut and paste the address, sorry. Otherwise the pic is so big, and I can't resize it from here (hotel computer, slow and full of bugs).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/AlbusAlbuseser/Plants/DSCF4377.jpg

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 8:20PM
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bluerose007

Annette, check your email.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 11:44PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Bluerose, my email through GW doesn't seem to be working, hasn't been for awhile. I was going to try emailing you but you don't have one listed on your members page.

Annette

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 9:52AM
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bluerose007

Annette,

I have added my email.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 11:34PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

O.K. I'm going to try emailing you right now.
Annette

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 1:19AM
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