Identification: Please help ID, or wife says they must go.

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  1. raynkel

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    She says they are horrible ugly, but I think they are exotic. Any idea what they are?

    Is this a Kalanchoe daigremontiana or a Bryophyllum crenatodaigremontianum? Close but not quite I think. That is the first two pictures. The last three pictures are the other tree like one. Shoots a single spire about 3-4 ft long than gets a single leave on the end. New leaves sprout from the edges of the one single leave and so on.. Thanks for the help!
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    3-4-5 are an Epiphyllum cactus
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I think you are probably right about the first plant. The leaves do vary on K. daigremontiana. If it starts making babies on the leaf margins, you will know for sure.
     
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    It does make babies like crazy
    Thanks for the information
     
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    Are you sure? None of the ones I found on the web are near as large.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Yes, gooseneck cactus, surely one of the most frequently asked about house plants on gardening chat sites.
     
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    Sure goes by alot of different names.

    The wife still wants it to go, but it will be around for a while!!!
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Has she seen the flowers?
     
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    I agree that the last 3 photos look like Epiphyllum oxypetalum. It does get to be a monster but it is worth hanging on to it for the spectacular flowers.
     
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    Neither of us have. It came with the house and the owner mentioned something about it being almost dead and her saving it, so it may be a few years before it will bloom.
     
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    I read they like being pot bound so my plan is to leave it in it's current pot, but put that pot in a larger one and fill that with stone to hold it down. It likes to tip over if you look at it funny. :)
     

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