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Rhipsalis clavata

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourWhite pale pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Rhipsalis clavata. This epiphytic cacti has cylindrical stems and whorled branchlets. The flowers are bell-shaped and white and they are followed by white fruits.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic or Succulent

Origin

C & S America, Africa, W. Indies

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

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs.

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