Zigzag Cactus

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Zigzag Cactus

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When I saw that Zigzag Cactus in the flower shop, I fell for it immidiately. So I asked for his name, and they told me: "Oh, this is just another Euphorbia." - I contradicted them that this is a catus for sure. So the the flower seller enlightened me with importance that cacti are a subspecies of Euphorbias.

Well, you should not believe in everything you are told by professionals. I prefer to ask you: have you any idea about this guy?

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incurable cactoholic
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Hi, Hob,
when I checked E. anguliger I thought that it has rounded zigzags, while those of my cacs are more pointed, and mine has LOADS of long aerial roots. Do you think it fits nonetheless...?
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Try Selenicereus anthonyanus or Ric Rac plant or Zig Zag plant. Great flowers! I haven't gotten mine to bloom yet.
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Hi Jeff,
would you please post a pic of your Serenicereus? - If that's what it is, that would be a dream come true, but I don't dare to believe it.
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Is this the same one?

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The orange flowers in front are hippeastrums.
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Yes that's it. :D
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Looks like your dream came true Ruth. Beautiful plant, Deffinatly looks old enough to bloom. :)
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Well.... I still can't believe it, though your pictures of S.anthonyanus are a lot more convincing than these of the E.anguliger. They seem to grow in a more familiar way. Wow!!!!
Can't wait to see some blooming to verify the naming!!!
Thank you, guys
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Ruth,
I can confirm your plant is S. anthonyanus and not E. anguliger. Another difference is the skin texture on these. S.a. has a glossy smooth, slippery feeling skin, while E.a. appears glossy, but is more sticky feeling.

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Hi Daiv,
that's a good tip, thanks. The touch-test says: glossy smooth & slippery. Three cheers!
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Ha well I guess I take advantage of the lack of spines on these and touch away. :)
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Very nice find Ruth.
Stagger me though... I wonder just how much bad information gets thrown around out there... I personally would have thought that cacti are actually subspecies of roses!! (just joking of course)
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...better not say that too loud I guess.

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