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Rhipsalis capilliformis

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Features

  • BloomsMay to March
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourGreenish white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Rhipsalis capilliformis. This species is an epiphytic cactus with pale green stems which will produce woolly bristles. The flowers are borne in cluster of funnel-shaped, glossy green-white blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic or Succulent

Origin

E. Brazil

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are frost-tender plants which will prefer humid, warm conditions in full shade. They prefer atmospheric moisture to wet soil but should not be allowed to dry out entirely.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or root cuttings of stem sections.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs.

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