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No flowers yet, need ID. Please help

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    Default No flowers yet, need ID. Please help

    Hello everyone

    My boyfriend gave me this leaf from an orchid he got from a vietnamese guy, and I have been growing it for a year, but honestly don't know how to take care of it as I can't figure out what kind it is and what it needs.

    So far, I grew it in water culture, where it set roots and then tried planting it in a basic orchid medium with bark, but the roots stopped growing. As you can see on the picture, the roots are very thin. So i put it back in water culture where the roots grow rapidly. It has taken me a year to get it to the stage where it is now.

    Hope someone can help

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada! Not an orchid but a tree dwelling cactus. Possibly/probably Epiphyllum oxpetalum. I would pot it up as soon as you can.

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    Yep, a decent potting soil, and warm, dappled sunlight and it'll take off.

    The confusion may have come from the fact that they are sometimes referred-to as "orchid cacti".

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    Welcome to this forum from Florida.

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    Welcome from Germany!

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    I agree with Chris is a beautiful flower and may have different color variation.

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    Love this species even though it is not an orchid!

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