This plant was given to me several years ago and was a little stunted for awhile then it started growing. It is shaped like the other Epis that were given to me, so I don't know where to post it to get an answer. Any help anyone? Thank you. Xuling
Is this an Epi?
Thanks for the response. Wuill see what others have to say. Perhaps I will post it on the Cactus Succulent forum?
Gita, that is a beautiful healthy epi! Do you know it's name. I am new to Epi's(just have a few cuttings started) and have started a list of ones that I really like....it's a long list...lol Yours is beautiful!
i do not know he name of my Epi.
I got it from kachinagirl in CA in 2006--as single leaf cuttings.
I got two from her. The other one bloomed a few years ago..but NOT since.
I really think it has to do with how they are potted--and how root-bound they get.
It seems to be fairly random. I DO NOT follow any prescribed plant care--I just do what
seems right to do. Lets face it. Epis are NOT so common on the East Coast....
I only have them because of trades on DG. Now I am on my own taking care of them.
Thanks to DG--I have learned many good things about many plants and their needs....
Mostly--my philosophy of taking care of plants is to let them be. Water when needed....feed whenever I think of it--
re-pot when they seem to be dying off...etc....
Sticking to the basics of plant care and NOT fussing too much over them, seems to work for me....
Well in comparing picutures it is not a Rhipsalis. Any other guesses as to the name of the plant? Thanks, Xuling
Take a look at Pfeiffera or Lepismium specimens on www.rhipsalis.com. Also check out Disocactus on www.cactiguide.com. These can all be hard to tell apart and ID. They are all relatives of Rhipsalis. My best guess would be that it is a Disocactus, but the last pic shown resembles Pfeiffera monacanthum, which has been relatively common in big box stores here for the past two years. I have problems finding much information about the Disocactus varieties and no direct experience with them. P. monacantha does have (mostly) soft spines like we see in your picture.
Xuling, it looks to me like it could be selenecereus grandiflorus. I have several, but they haven't bloomed yet, so I looked for some pictures online for you. Mine do have unmerciful thorns. Here are some links too.
Ps. I too am not an expert. I could be wrong.
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Thanks for the info and photos but I don't think that they look alike. Maybe distant cousins? Xuling
Hi Bob, I would be happy to trade. I have plenty of cuttings for this one rooting now. Send me a dmail with your address and I will check your list. Thanks, Ibartoo
xuling... This is my guess, and it looks very very similar to a 'Aporophyllum'. Aporophyllums grow the same way as an Epi plant does.
That is just my guess since your photos look very similar to a Aporophyllum
Hola Barry, while putting pics into their appropriate files the other day I opened a file named "Aporophyllum" and I'll be darned because in it were pictures of this plant. I do not know where I got the ID; but corrext or not I am putting a name tag in the pot so at least I willl know where to put future pics. So until further notice an "Aporophyllum" it is. Great minds work along the same lines, or something like that :) Xuling