Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme

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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Shawn C.
United States United States

Great size for price

Very long branches on this plant. It is in very good condition and slightly orange tinted when I got it, so some full sun will really get that color going. Very happy with my purchase and feel like I got a good deal. Thank you.

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

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 .

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.

United States United States

Fun and no spines!


Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.