Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides


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Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides is a unique epiphytic cactus, characterized by its slender, elongated, and densely branched stems. The stems are green, cylindrical, and covered with tiny bristles, giving the plant a soft and fuzzy appearance. Small white flowers may appear along the stems, adding to its charm.

Native to the rainforests of Brazil, this plant thrives in humid, shaded environments. It often grows on trees, using them for support, but is not parasitic. The natural habitat provides clues to its care, as it prefers indirect light and well-draining soil.

Notable for its ease of care and attractive appearance, Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides is commonly used as an ornamental houseplant. It’s often found in hanging baskets where its trailing stems can be displayed. Precautions include avoiding direct sunlight, which can scorch the plant, and careful watering to prevent root rot.


140 mm pot, Cutting