My mom gave me cuttings of this plant. She didn't know what it was but it seemed to do alright outside in the shade in Houston.

What is it?

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  • I like those 'coasters' . For succulents/cactus you should never see water pouring out the drainage holes. Shallow watering is important. These plants have very shallow roots and if the soil is wet below those roots it will stay wet. This is the only time shallow watering is important. If you ever add to your collection or propagate and need to buy another pot, get a shallow pot, wider than it is high. Clay for sure, it breathes and helps keep the soil on the dry side. Healthy looking plants, must be in a good spot for light. Use bottled distilled water instead of tap.
    – stormy
    Oct 18, 2016 at 20:15

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Try this one; drunkard cactus, little bottles

Let's see if this name works for this plant. I like the drunkard part because it looks like lots of little bottles...grins!

  • Hatiora salicornioides, agreed, its a forest cactus, which is why it does okay in lower light situations learn2grow.com/plants/hatiora-salicornioides
    – Bamboo
    Oct 17, 2016 at 12:25
  • Yayyyyyeee! Thanks for agreeing. I wish I had my library that is in storage 700 miles away. Why is it more painful to read on the internet than flipping pages and reading from a book? I must be getting old...miss books.
    – stormy
    Oct 17, 2016 at 18:28
  • The name makes this plant even more attractive. "drunkards dream" hilarious
    – jterm
    Oct 18, 2016 at 17:24

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