Identification: Plant ID, please

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  1. Pcbayou

    Pcbayou New Member

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    I am trying to identify this plant that was given to me by someone who did not know what it was. It’s similar to a Christmas cactus but it is definitely not one of the “holiday“ cacti. I do know that it’s blooms are red.
    It had begun to rot from the soil being kept too wet and I want to propagate what’s left of it into fresh, more appropriate potting mix. Since I have no idea what it is, it’s hard to determine how I should propagate and take care of it. I’ve attached several pictures and I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks!
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    mandarin Active Member 10 Years

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    If the flowers are large (a few inches wide), then it is likely one of the many hybrids between Epiphyllum and similar genera (these hybrids are sometimes called Epicactus). Anyway, all of these flat-stemmed epiphytic cacti are cared for in about the same way.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    wazungy Active Member 10 Years

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    Epiphylum or hylocerus maybe
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Thank you…I believe it’s Disocactus ackermannii
    after reading the references you gave..,appreciate the help.
     

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