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By Chatbud

Singapore Sg

Pls help me ID this plant.

It looks like a pencil cactus but it has aerial roots with green tips like those of a phalaenopsis.
I cut this off the mother plant which is a very majestic tower of almost 10 feet; with multiple trunks and tonnes of aerial roots. Very intriguing.
Thank you for the identification.




Clutching at straws a bit but could it be a mangrove ?

15 May, 2013


You mean those mangrove trees that grow in swamps? Doubt so. The 10-ft tall mother plant has absolutely no leaves at all. The "sticks" is the foliage.

Anyone has any idea? I've been searching on the net for quite a while but can't seem to find anything other than the pencil cactus

17 May, 2013


Ok, someone over at another forum identified this plant. This is actually an orchid - Papilionanthe hookeriana.

17 May, 2013


I wonder what the flowers look like?
Just googled it.. they're purple and speckled. Very pretty.

17 May, 2013

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