diciccoa
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Help me identify this! + flowering? PIC HEAVY!

So my boyfriend has had cactus's for years now and doesn't know much about them, I recently got a cactus and don't know anything about it! I have noticed a lot since I have bought it.

Since I got my own cactus we have put them all together into a large pot, before they were in teeny tiny little pots on their own. Ever since we repotted them I have noticed that they are doing a lot better in the big pot! One of the smaller ones has shot of this tall flower stalk and I wanted to get more information on that aswell. I wanted to figure out the names for each kind of cactus so I can do some more research on them individually. As I post the pictures I will have a couple more questions. Thank you ahead of time for any tips and help!

This is all of them in the one large pot.

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This one is mine, when I first got it (from Home depot or something) I was a small little thing and it had a bright pink flower direction coming out of the top. I did some reasearch and found out that the company had just hot glued the flower on. Eventually i took it off carefully. Since then it has grown that white furry stuff and if you'll notice at the top it now has two heads. I don't know if you know what I mean, two spirals, when i got it it only had one. Also it has been flowering like crazy. I would like to know which kind of cactus this is and any special information
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This one I don't know anything about. I want to find out what kind of cactus this is. This one tends to get very limp sometimes. I think it might be when it rains. As you will notice the little sticks there, those are there to hold it up when it drops down. When the sun comes out it seems to stand back up on its own.

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This one is interesting, the top of it is very light green and looks like its about to explode. I would like to know what kind of cactus this is as well.
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There are these spots that almost look like burns but I'm not too sure
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They go around the cactus but only in the one spot.
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I want to know what kind of cactus this is but it also looks in rough shape.
It has been brown at the bottom for over a year now, it doesn't seem to have gotten any worse or any better but I don't know what could have caused this to have happened. I would appreciate any advice on this guy.

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He seems to have some new growth? or no?
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Last but not least! This guy! Hes really interesting to me and hasn't really grown much that I have noticed. I want to know what kind of cactus this is because it has recently shot out this super long flower stalk and I want to know what to do with it or how to take care of it, or just what I should do in general.
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The flower stalk is so tall!
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Up close of the flower?
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I would like to know what each of these names are! Any help would be appreciated very much, like I said I am a noob at this but I want to learn so much about them! Thank you in advance! :D
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5.Haworthia attenuata
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Re: Help me identify this! + flowering? PIC HEAVY!

I'm no specialist for cactus but the one with flower stalk is not a cactus, but more of a succulent. It is a Haworthia (perhaps Haworthia attenuata or Haworthia fasciata?) And yes you should see some white little flowers by the end of summer. They may flower all year long though, depends what environment given.
Cool plants! Good luck on them

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Re: Help me identify this! + flowering? PIC HEAVY!

My zebra plants seems darker green and has more distinctly striped white markings so it might be a little different from yours... Or maybe it's just because they are inside. In my indoor setup, the flower stalks got to be about 24 to 30" long. I ended up supporting them by draping over other plants. Maybe the stal will be sturdier when outside. I think the white flowers are fragrant and has curvy lily like shape that makes me think nectaring type insects and hummingbirds would love them.

Mine are finished blooming now though. I'm going to cut off the dried flower stalks and put them outside for the summer.
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Re: Help me identify this! + flowering? PIC HEAVY!

Ya it's true that might not be the zebra plant Haworthia attenuata, now that I noticed it's also more spread out than the zebra plants. If you can take a picture from the side of that plant I might be able to ID it more correctly. But it's for sure a Haworthia if that's good enough for you.

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Re: Help me identify this! + flowering? PIC HEAVY!

Good news! I've got a more accurate ID for your Haworthia, it should be Haworthia glabrata.
By the way, your pictures have disappeared. I recommend using imgur as image host, it stays there forever!

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