Trailing segmented succulent

by Charlotte
(West Plains,Mo)

Trailing succulent. Very delicate stems. Grows up in shoots then slowly bends and starts hanging down with segments and branches growing off of the shoots. Had in family for 50 yrs.
Would like to know what it is.

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Sep 22, 2014
Several potential suspects...
by: Jacki

This is a plant that I've been asked about several times and it's one that is so hard to pin down, but I'm pretty sure it's a Rhipsalis of some kind. Here is one of the closest ones that I can find;

Rhipsalis teres f. heteroclada

Other possibilities are Hatiora, especially Dancing Bones Cactus which also has the odd common names of Drunkards Dream and Spice Cactus (dare we hope that it has a spicy scent when blooming?)

That might give you a starting point at least - sorry that I can't be more precise, but the pictures aren't really clear enough to see the texture of the leaves (really modified stems).

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