Mystery Succulent! Help!

by Daniel



A friend of mine was given this succulent as a gift. Thing is... Nobody can figure out what it is! Any ideas??

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May 20, 2019
by: Emily

I believe this could be either in the Perskia or Perioskopis genus. These are uncommonly found in cultivation, and the stems need to get quite long before they flower

Sep 30, 2018
by: Sue

Looks like a type of jade plant. I've not seen one like that.

Aug 11, 2018
rare plant with spikes
by: Josie

Does it not look like a type of jade with more pointed leaf tips? I am a huge fan of cacti, succulents and have several types of euphorbia as well. No jade plants though jades were the first of my succulents yrs ago so I'm a little out of touch with jades.

Nov 28, 2017
Me too.
by: Anna

I have the same plant. All I know is that its a very rare succulent. Due to the fact that it flowers but only one person has seen it bloom with flower but did not take a picture. Which makes it a rare succulent.

All I know is that it takes like 5 to 7 years before it flowers and the flowers don't last long.

Mine is in a pot. It's 5 and a half years old so im waiting and hoping to see these rare flowers and take pictures.

It's been through alot. Chickens attacked it and plucked all its leaves but didn't eat them. Ugh - I was upset. But now its well protected.

Has grown back its new stems with leaves. I'm in California Riverside.

Aug 31, 2017
by: OP

Thank you so much!!

Aug 31, 2017
by: Jacki

I thought this plant could be the one known as Devils Backbone, when the stem is very crooked and zig zag. Botanically, it's known as Euphorbia tithymaloides.

On further investigation, it's something else. I can't find anything that shows the characteristic of those thorns emerging from near the leaves, although other Euphorbia have this characteristic.

This gives me the confidence that this is some kind of Euphorbia, but I can't pin it down more than that.

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