(Winthrop, Maine, USA)
A friend bought a sick succulent several years ago, on sale at a Lowe’s, that wasn’t identified. It bloomed last summer for the first time, and then set seed pods that turned pink. It’s flowers were yellow.
The “leaves” look somewhat like they’d be in the Christmas Cactus family, except that they are huge, long, and curly.
I took a couple pods and the seeds started very easily! Any idea what this is?
Hi Laurie, what an intriguing plant! I’ve never seen anything like it before. I wonder if it’s more similar to the Orchid Cactus, or Epiphyllum, which of course, are related to the Christmas Cactus or Schlumbergera. The curly leaves are distinctive.
Here is a potential suspect: Epiphyllum guatamalense f. monstrosa
What do you think? Very close, right?
Hope that helps,