(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Rhipsalis oblonga is an epiphytic cactus with olive green or light green, semi-erect to pendant, up to 8.2 feet long segmented stems. The main stems are up to 8 inches long, up to 0.4 inches across, cylindrical at the base, becoming flattened above, branching apical or lateral. The stem segments have serrated margins and large areoles. They are up to 6 inches long and 2.4 inches wide. Flowers are yellowish-white and appear during the rainy season. Fruits are spherical, up to 0.3 inches in diameter, translucent, greenish to nearly white at maturity.
Hardiness: 10a-11 (30F - 50F degrees)
Light: Rhipsalis do not thrive in direct sunlight. Exposure to the afternoon sun can burn the leaves, turn them yellow or lead to spotting. Best with morning sun and full shade in the afternoon
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||spring and summer|
|Common Name||Copper Branch|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11b|
|Height||under 6 in. (15 cm)|
|Scientific Name||Rhipsalis oblonga|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|