Identification: What type of cactus is this?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by moxieweb, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. moxieweb

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    My friend gave me this beautiful plant - an offshoot to her's which is at least 8 feet tall. We are trying to figure out what type of plant it is.. can anyone help? Tip: It has 3 sides to it. It's not a blue myrtle or cereus jamacaru.
     

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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Looks like a Euphorbia
     
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    I went and looked for the Euphorbia online and it does not look at all like my plant.. can you be more specific as there seems to be quite a variety of them? Thanks
     
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    Definitely E. trigona
     
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    Thank you! That's it for sure. I just noticed where the previous 2 posts are from, the UK and Austraila - isn't the internet grand?
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Folk from all over the world use this forum. For years I said I never wanted a computer, ( especially not having child of 2 in the house, to teach us how to use it!) Now I am completely hooked. Isn't the internet just amazing!!!!
     
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    It's a great site. I like it for that reason, advice from all around the world and everyone is friendly and more than willing to help! Plus I get to see plants I normally wouldn't :}
     
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    For those of us who rarely go anywhere except to work and the grocery store, this forum is a stunning world tour. As Chungii said, one gets to see plants from everywhere! China, Ecuador (thank you lorax), Australia, and all over Europe, Canada, and the US, just a few. Another great thing is that these plants are being grown by the posters, who share invaluable first-hand knowledge. ---On a frigid winter day I can look at lovely pictures of gorgeous tropical plants, and feel cheered. On the occasions where I can answer a question or share my own experience, I am happy to know that I helped a plant live a better life: the knowledge I have gained from other forum members has helped my own to thrive, too.

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    Real easy plant to care for.....

    Be careful if trimming, or cutting this plant. The white sap can irritate eyes and skin, best to wash hands after handling.
     
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    To add to Bluewings information. If you do cut or damage the plant or it pokes itself (as mine does whenever I move it) just spray the damaged area with water. This stops the sap from 'bleeding'.
     

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