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Rhipsalis tucumanensis

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height1m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourWhite pale pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Rhipsalis tucumanensis. This species is an epiphytic cactus with mid green stems that are arranged in whorls. The flowers are funnel-shaped pink to white blooms which are followed by white berries that are flushed with pink.

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.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs.

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