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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Another indoor mystery plant

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Dayton, OH
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2001
3:30 PM

Post #16535

These are several cuttings that I have rooted from a plant my mother nurtured back to health. She doesn't know what it is and I was hoping someone may have an idea what type of plant this is. It's a lot of fun and seems hardy enough with regard to rooting. You can see the roots in the pix.

Thanks in advance!

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October 21, 2001
3:46 PM

Post #150492

I call it a Pencil Plant,succulent we had out west(milkweed)
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2001
4:04 PM

Post #150497

Yes it is Pencil plant!
Dayton, OH
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2001
7:42 PM

Post #150601

Thanks, Sis & MiniSchunuz! I did a search on the internet and found its scietific name, Euphorbia tirucalli (what a mouthfull!) It's nice to know what this is. I've been wondering for over a year ~ THANKS!!

October 21, 2001
10:18 PM

Post #150671

Yes, it is a mouthful,lol'You're very welcome'''
Sodwana Bay KZN
South Africa

October 22, 2001
6:43 PM

Post #151158

Sorry guys, but this is not Euphorbia tirucalli. Morph, break or poke a stem, and if it does not exude milky white sap it is not Euphorbia. Besides E.tirucalli does not root that easily.
What you have here looks like a Rhipsalis which is an epiphytic cactus. Hmm, I have seen Rhipsalis being called 'Pencil plant'. Euphorbia tirucalli is often called 'Pencil cactus' although it is not a cactus at all but a succulent. No no, don't get me going on that 'common name issue' right now...

October 22, 2001
7:39 PM

Post #151188

E.tirucalli(milkbush) and E.pseudocactus both exude latex(milky sap) They do produce roots after they have been healed over before rooting'''No common name issue here either,lol'

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