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Rhipsalidopsis rosea

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourRed pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Rhipsalidopsis rosea. This epiphytic cacti has 3-5 flat or angled stem segments which are oblong. The flowers are pink and they are followed by yellow fruits.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent or Cactus

Interest and use

Indoor, hanging baskets

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 6-10C and will require partial shade with rich well drained soil. You need to water well in the summer,

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs

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