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
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
Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme

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

Bloom Season Late winter/early spring
Botanical Name Lepismium cruciforme
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pale pink
Flower Color Pale pink, white, deep purple, yellow, rarely magenta
Genus Lepismium
Growth Habit Hanging, trailing
Growth Habit Pencil thin
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 12
Mature Size . (1530 Cm)
Mature Size 20 in. tall, 8 in. wide
Native Area Brazil
Plant Type Epiphytic Plant, Cactus
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance 4 ° c
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, heat tolerant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting mix
Special Features Unique foliage
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Moderate

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LK
08/29/2023
Lisa K.
United States United States

Rhipsalis lepismium

I love love this plant. I was pleasantly surprised to see how big and healthy it was when I opened the wrapper. I hope to get blooms soon.

JF
08/29/2023
John F.
United States United States

Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme

This plant arrived in great condition! I cannot wait until it blooms!! Thank you!

KJ
02/23/2023
Kristina J.
United States United States

Cute and well packaged.

Packaged well! Loving the variety of these plants. Recommend this seller

MF
09/21/2022
Mark F.
United States United States

Rhipsalis lepisium cruciform

Beautiful plant as always from your place. Arrived healthy and gorgeous! Thank you.

Planet Desert Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme Review
JS
08/20/2022
JANET S.
United States United States

odd

very odd , love it goes good with my collection

Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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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

Bloom Season Late winter/early spring
Botanical Name Lepismium cruciforme
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pale pink
Flower Color Pale pink, white, deep purple, yellow, rarely magenta
Genus Lepismium
Growth Habit Hanging, trailing
Growth Habit Pencil thin
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 12
Mature Size . (1530 Cm)
Mature Size 20 in. tall, 8 in. wide
Native Area Brazil
Plant Type Epiphytic Plant, Cactus
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance 4 ° c
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, heat tolerant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting mix
Special Features Unique foliage
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Moderate

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Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 28 Reviews
5 ★
89% 
25
4 ★
4% 
1
3 ★
7% 
2
2 ★
0% 
0
1 ★
0% 
0
Customer Photos
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Filter Reviews:
LK
08/29/2023
Lisa K.
United States United States

Rhipsalis lepismium

I love love this plant. I was pleasantly surprised to see how big and healthy it was when I opened the wrapper. I hope to get blooms soon.

JF
08/29/2023
John F.
United States United States

Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme

This plant arrived in great condition! I cannot wait until it blooms!! Thank you!

KJ
02/23/2023
Kristina J.
United States United States

Cute and well packaged.

Packaged well! Loving the variety of these plants. Recommend this seller

MF
09/21/2022
Mark F.
United States United States

Rhipsalis lepisium cruciform

Beautiful plant as always from your place. Arrived healthy and gorgeous! Thank you.

Planet Desert Rhipsalis lepismium cruciforme Review
JS
08/20/2022
JANET S.
United States United States

odd

very odd , love it goes good with my collection

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