wendybrie
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Cactus?

I picked this up from a local plant sale and I didn't realize the tag was missing. I have no idea what it is or how to care for it.

[img]https://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r575/Wendybrie/cactus.jpg[/img]

Thanks for any help.

kdodds
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Location: Airmont, NY Zone 6/7

Looks like some type of Euphorbia to me.

wendybrie
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I ended up doing an image search for "succulent with wierd flowers" and I got lucky! It's a Lifesaver Cactus. Thanks though.

bangstrom
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Re: Cactus?

It looks like one of the many stapelaria possibly a Stapelia asterias. The flowers are pollinated by flies and the color resembles decaying meat. The flowers often smell like carrion in order to attract flies.

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