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Old 06-04-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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Help Me ID This Plant

My mother in law bought this plant and it had no tag on it. So, I have no idea as to how to care for it.
It looks like a cactus, but I am not sure. It is a succulent for sure and I need to know its name. So I can care for it properly.
Sorry if this is the wrong place for this question.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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It looks a lot like a Stapelia Scitula.

It's a succulent. To find out how to take care of it just google the name.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:57 PM   #3
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It certainly looks like a succulent to me. Keep it like a general cacti, don't water it until very dry. It should produce flowers, not sure when though???
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:32 PM   #4
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Your MIL has good taste for beautiful plants.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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Pretty cool plant. I loooooove plants. Check out this for more information on your plant, including watering and care instructions. I like Logee's and have purchased many times from them.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #6
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It certainly looks like a succulent to me. Keep it like a general cacti, don't water it until very dry. It should produce flowers, not sure when though???
I agree with this, let it dry out between watering. Pretty little plant.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:59 AM   #7
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Pretty cool plant. I loooooove plants. Check out this for more information on your plant, including watering and care instructions. I like Logee's and have purchased many times from them.
Logee is the common name for Stapelia scitula. More people would probably recognize the common name. Pretty plant.
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Logee is the common name for Stapelia scitula. More people would probably recognize the common name. Pretty plant.

Huh? Logee's is the name of the greenhouse.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:31 AM   #9
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Huh? Logee's is the name of the greenhouse.
Well, color me stupid, unable to read and other names! I could have sworn that I saw that as the common name.

You're so right------ I'm not through my first cup of coffee. Can I use that as an excuse?

Moving on----- the real common name of the plant is Starfish Flower. That's my story---- until I find out I've gotten THAT wrong too! Sheesh on Me.
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It looks a lot like a Stapelia Scitula.
It's a succulent. To find out how to take care of it just google the name.
Thanks. I now have the info.
Thanks everyone else too!
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