Identification: 2 Large Indoor Climbing Cacti

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by skyechappell, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. skyechappell

    skyechappell Member

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    what are these cacti? the first one is very large cactus each stalk is about 3-4 feet long... the second one is a smaller cacti with red and green leaves! i would love to know what the actual names of my plants are thanks!!
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Orchid cactus (Epicactus) and holiday cactus (Schlumbergera/Zygocactus). Many kinds of the first type in general, both groups contain hybrids. The orchid casctus is producing skinny, bristly growth because it needs a brighter, more greenhouse-y environment. Treat it like wants and you will get big flowers for a short time each year, if you are not already. I have never grown and flowered these successfully in the house, whereas the holiday cacti I have long found to be extremely forgiving and liable to flower - sometimes twice per year.
     

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