Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme
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

Blooming Season Late winter/early spring
Common Name Hurricane Cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pale pink
Frost Tolerance 4 ° c
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Height . (15-30 Cm)
Origin Brazil
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme
Shape Pencil thin
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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very odd , love it goes good with my collection

Kristin S.
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Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme

Arrived in good condition and is doing well. Came with pretty pink sun stress. I love the shape of this one.

Pam M.
United States United States

Beautiful start

Excellent & arrived perfect!

Isabelpolon G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Nice, substantial cuttings

Nice, substantial cuttings

Carol S.
United States United States


Was a little smaller than I thought it would be, but it is very healthy and hopefully it will start growing!

Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme

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