• Rhipsalis burchellii

Rhipsalis burchellii

Coral Cactus, Rice Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus
Size: ex 9cm pot

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£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Epiphytic Brazilian cactus
  • Chubby jointed stems
  • Small white flowers and rose-coloured fruits
  • Indirect light with very good drainage
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Description

Rhipsalis burchellii, Coral or Mistletoe Cactus is an epiphytic cactus from Brazil growing in moist forest in the Southern Atlantic states of São Paulo, Paraná, Espírito Santo and Santa Catarina to elevations of 900m above sea level. It has a multi-branched habit with small cylindrical stems and tiny hair-like spines. The stems of Rhipsalis burchellii are somewhat stouter the Rhipsalis cereuscula. It develops a pendant habit over time and is ideal as a houseplant in a hanging-basket and can be kept outdoors during the summer months but care is needed to makes sure it only gets indirect light or it will turn pinkish-red in the sun.

Rhipsalis burchellii has small white flowers that are followed by rose-magenta coloured berries.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae
Sub-Family Cactoideae
Synonyms Erythrorhipsalis burchellii, Erythrorhipsalis cribrata, Hariota cribrata, Rhipsalis cribrata
Geographical Origin Brazil: São Paulo, Paraná, Espírito Santo and Santa Catarina
Cultivation Partial filtered sun to shade. Free-draining gritty soil with very little organic material. Ideal as a summer epiphyte in the nook of a tree. Otherwise grow as a houseplant either in a pot or as it gets larger, a hanging pot. Water sparingly in winter
Eventual Height 60-90cm
Eventual Spread 60-90cm
Hardiness Tender

Rhipsalis burchellii

Coral Cactus, Rice Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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