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Trying to find out what this one is

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Got gifted this and would like to know what it is.

Any ideas?

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My guess would be some species of Cleistocactus, or maybe Pilosocereus. Not sure at all though.

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yeah definitely Cleistocactus,

 

I found a clump out bush a short while back... seems to grow up to 2m high with white though orange to flame red flowers... at aboout 2m they fall over and shoot new columns like the damaged one is doing in your second pic

 

i'll find a pic of the ones i saw which presumably started out as a single plant...

 

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It's actually Peniocereus serpentinus, IMHO. I'd put my house on it.

 

I've grown it for years. Nice nocturnal fragrance and spiny flowers (at the base) comes from Mexico and naturalises in Australia.

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On 5/30/2018 at 7:40 PM, Halcyon Daze said:

It's actually Peniocereus serpentinus, IMHO. I'd put my house on it.

 

I've grown it for years. Nice nocturnal fragrance and spiny flowers (at the base) comes from Mexico and naturalises in Australia.

 

so are they the same plant? do I have the wrong ID on mine or are they 2 different plants? heres a better pic,

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Well,it looks a lot like P. serpentinus.

 

I'm 99% sure but I could be wrong, if you want to be 100% sure you must wait for it to flower.

 

Can you remember ever seeing flowers on it. It's a great species for the garden. :)

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