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johnstephen29

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Disocactus flagelliformis Rat Tail Cactus
« on: May 18, 2014, 10:12:42 PM »
Here is my Rat Tail Cactus getting ready to flower, I will post another pic when the buds open.
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Re: Disocactus flagelliformis Rat Tail Cactus
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 07:36:14 PM »
Hi here is my plant in flower, the flowers are very similar to Christmas cactus. Are they related in some way?

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Re: Disocactus flagelliformis Rat Tail Cactus
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 10:43:11 AM »
Hi John,

I know your post is a couple of months old now but I thought I would answer your question anyway, your plant is not closely related to Schlumbergera they are from different parts of the cactus family your Disocactus flagelliformis being a member of the Hylocereeae tribe and Schlumbergera being a member of the Rhipsalideae tribe the similarity is probably because they both have Zygomorphic flowers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floral_symmetry

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Re: Disocactus flagelliformis Rat Tail Cactus
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 11:38:45 AM »
Welcome, Carl, good to have another "fat-plant lover" here.  :)
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Re: Disocactus flagelliformis Rat Tail Cactus
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 10:42:43 PM »
Hi Carl thanks for the reply, i have read the wikipedia page, i though what it had to say really interesting. Do you have many cactus plants?
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Re: Disocactus flagelliformis Rat Tail Cactus
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 01:57:07 PM »
Hi Carl thanks for the reply, i have read the wikipedia page, i though what it had to say really interesting. Do you have many cactus plants?

I have about 400 or so epihytic cactus including Schlumbergera, Hatiora, Rhipsalis, Lepismium etc. and Epiphyllum, Disocactus, Pseudorhipsalis, Selenicereus etc. so only a few ;)

 


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