XL Rhipsalis Red Coral 85 cm
Rhipsalis Red Coral - Originating in Central and South America, these epiphytic cacti have flattened, arched and drooping spineless stems that turn an attractive blush pink given enough strong but indirect light. (In Winter, or in a darker situation, they are predominantly green)
A little morning sun would be fine for this plant, but avoid strong afternoon sun which will scorch its leaves; therefore try to find a bright spot out of direct sun.
Water frequently using room temperature water, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
Easy care and non toxic.
Light: I like to see morning or afternoon sun, but be careful not to put me a strong direct midday sunlight. Pop me on a window ledge which has partial shade for at least one half of the day. The more bright indirect light I have the redder the leaves will turn but be careful not to burn me.
Watering: Even though I have cactus in my name I am not drought resistant, remember I originate from a rainforest. Let the top inches of soil dry out in between waterings. Water thoroughly until it runs out the bottom of the pot but don't leave me sitting in a puddle. Reduce watering in the wintertime when I am in my dormant phase.
Humidity: Regular humidity conditions are sufficient.
Temperature: Needs average to warm conditions 16-25°C.
Facts: In the wild I am an epiphytic plant, growing in the crevices on larger plants and trees. This means I need little attention and am happy to be a little pot bound.
Toxicity: non toxic
Supplied in nursery plastic hanging basket: