PlantsLepismium→Cacto-Correia (Lepismium cruciforme)

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Botanical names:
Lepismium cruciforme Accepted
Lepismium cruciforme var. spiralis Synonym
Rhipsalis cruciformis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Round, bead-like, dark pink fruits.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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some sort of epi? by cwalke Jul 22, 2020 10:56 PM 4
Looking for an ID please :) by Donii8896 Apr 27, 2019 3:51 AM 3
Pruning and ID - getting long, how far will it grow? by AlyssaBlue Oct 26, 2018 11:51 AM 9
lepismium cruciforme with dried tips by tikipod Feb 8, 2018 8:57 PM 3
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Apr 16, 2021 12:22 AM 9,762
Rhipsalis id (1) by RuuddeBlock Dec 9, 2017 10:17 AM 2
2017 Blooms by RonRyan Dec 31, 2017 6:49 PM 346
Identifying my plant by PETA Nov 30, 2016 5:29 PM 8
The migration back to outside is complete. by purpleinopp Aug 10, 2015 10:14 AM 40

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