Ripsalis lepismium cruciforme

Ripsalis lepismium cruciforme

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Ripsalis lepismium cruciforme

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Cultivation and propagation: Lepismium cruciforme is among the easiest to cultivate epiphytic cacti and tolerates neglect. These forest cacti tend to be long lived. This cactus is olive green under ideal growing conditions but blushes magenta when stressed. Give it more heat or cold, less water or fewer nutrients, and you'll get that beautiful hue.

Exposure: This plant prefers dappled shade.
Hardiness: Lepismium cruciforme is not frost-hardy and won't tolerate desert heat, but it thrives in coastal gardens. It needs night-time temperatures no cooler than 5° C, especially in the winter. In summer it need warm but not hot temperatures, preferably under 27° C.
Uses: Grow lepismium in a flat-backed pot against a light-colored wall to show off the plant's striking color and spider-like explosion of scalloped leaves. Or use it as a cascading element of a potted composition with other succulents. These forest cacti tend to be long lived.

These plants bloom profusely if grown in an even high temperature.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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4.4 Based on 7 Reviews
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RA
08/20/2021
Robert A.
United States United States
It’s not like the picture!

First one was broken second was an abnormal single length Not like advertised At least they are healthy

EM
06/25/2021
Eva M.
United States United States
Ripslaslis lepismium

The cactus arrived well package . I sat it in the greenhouse half a week to get it acclimate to outdoors. When I went to transplant the cactus it had root rot. The roots were spongy and gooy yellow. I quickly clipped off the good top portion of the cactus and allowed it to callous over . I then transplanted the clippings in a new cactus soil. I will give it couple days in new soul then water lightly. Unsure why cactus had spongy roots .Perhaps too much water prior shipping. I have ordered many plants from this company and have never had an issue up until now Most the succulents and cactus I get are in impeccable condition . I am hoping the clippings will grow new roots and I will have a healthy cactus .

SF
12/28/2020
shepard f.
United States United States
Beautiful healthy plants

They fit perfect into my new cactus and succulent collection. I couldn't be happier. They arrived in perfect condition.

09/18/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Fun and no spines!

Excellent!

MS
08/18/2020
marion S.
United States United States
How do I love thee?

I received my plantingoodcondition.Iplanteditanditisdoingquitewell.Itlooksgood.Iampleased.