• Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides
  • Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides
  • Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides
  • Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides

Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides

Bottlebrush Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus, Clumpy Mistletoe Cactus
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£15.99

Quick Overview

  • Epiphytic lowland-forest cactus
  • Critically endangered
  • Potentially extinct in the wild
  • Part sun and very good drainage
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Description

Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides is a small epiphytic cactus once common around the Rio de Janeiro area but now potentially extinct in the wild. Because of the ever-increasing urban spread its verified range is now restricted to public parks around Rio and Nitarói, notably Parque Laje where it grows up the trunks and branches of parkland trees. With no protected status other than what the various park adminstrators provide it has been listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN.

Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides forms part of our ex-situ conservation programme and limited quantities will be available only from time to time.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae
Sub-Family Cactoideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Nitarói
Cultivation Partial filtered sun to shade. Sheltered wind-free spot. 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
Eventual Height 0.6m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Tender

Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides

Bottlebrush Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus, Clumpy Mistletoe Cactus
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£15.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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