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Rhipsalis Cassutha
Rhipsalis Cassutha
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Rhipsalis Cassutha

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Pot size: 15cm x Plant length: 30cm approx

Fits a pot with a 17cm - 19cm diameter.

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About

Rhipsalis are an epiphytic plant (a plant that grows harmlessly on another) with long and thin leaves that look beautiful cascading from a high shelf or windowsillThere are two types of cactus - desert and forest - and this weird and wonderful plant is one of the latter. This means that like a desert cactus very minimal watering is required, but unlike a desert cactus they don't need direct light to thrive.

Light: Bright but indirect 

As mentioned above, this forest cactus doesn't need direct light and will in fact crisp if it sees too much sunlight. It will tolerate a couple of hours of direct light in the early morning or late afternoon, but an area with bright but indirect light is best. They can also manage in a lightly shaded spot.

Watering: Low

Although it's best not to leave the soil dry for prolonged periods of time, leaving it to just dry out between waterings is preferred. The easiest way to check moisture levels is by sticking your finger into the soil to the required depth, or by checking the soil through the drainage hole at the base of the pot.

Humidity: Moderate

As a forest cactus, Rhipsalis like a fair amount of humidity, although should be fine with average room level humidity. Browning on the edge of the leaves can be a sign that humidity levels are too low. If this occurs, spray the leaves with a water misting bottle (mix in some neem oil to help stave off pests) or place a dish filled with stones and water beneath the plant.

Note:

Feed during Spring and Summer with a cactus feed, especially if it hasn't been re-potted that year. It's easy to see if your rhipsalis needs re-potting - check for roots emerging through the drainage holes at the base of the pot and re-pot only when this occurs or if you notice the roots make the pot bulge. A cactus soil or other free draining compost is best for this houseplant.