Rhipsalis elliptica

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 14 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Oct 26, 2016 12:21 PM

I have had this plant for about 3 years, and I am anxious to see it bloom. I keep mine in morning sun and it seems to like its position. These plants look better if placed outdoors in a shady spot during the summer months. As the weather turns cooler, the leaves take on a reddish tinge. In the shade, the plant's elongated stems remain green. It's fun to grow and easy to care for. This is a jungle cactus and should not be allowed to dry out completely.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 10, 2011 2:59 PM

Rhipsalis should be rested for 6-8 weeks each fall; keep the soil just barely moist. Propagation can be done by cuttings or, when available, by seed.

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