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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 inches to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches to 36 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Hairy red to maroon berry
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Vulnerable
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By ljones26
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-12-16Flowers and berries
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2011-01-20
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2014-08-09
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2011-01-28
By sunkissed
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: Summer 2013
By Deebie
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Location: 2007 Philadelphia Flower ShowDate: 2012-07-19Mature plant
By LorettaNJ
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-12-16
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-12-16
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Date: 2014-02-03
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Date: 2014-02-03
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Date: 2014-02-03
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Date: 2014-02-03
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Date: 2014-02-03
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Date: 2014-03-07
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Location: My GardenDate: 2013-05-02
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Location: My GardenDate: 2013-01-07
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-08-09
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Date: 2014-02-03
By Paul2032
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Location: Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 2013-12-06Young plant growing in a cavity of a rock.
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Location: Raleigh, NCDate: May 16, 2019
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Comments:
Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Aug 27, 2014 8:09 PM

This is a jungle cactus and cannot tolerate too much sunlight. Keep in medium light or in a shady spot outdoors. It has rounded, interlacing dark green stems with rib-like furrows running along the entire length. The white or cream colored flowers have a sweet scent and are produced mainly on areoles at the ends of stems. Rhipsalis cacti have small root systems and do not need large containers. This is an unusual looking plant. It is a fairly easy and undemanding plant to grow.

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