Hatiora salicornioides - Dancing Bones Cactus - Statement Plants

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Hatiora salicornioides - Dancing Bones Cactus

An unusual bushy to trailing epiphytic cactus with jointed stems that resemble bones. A low maintenance, easy care plant.

Filtered or dappled sun

Likes to stay moist

Well drained organic soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • Hatiora salicornioides, previously known as Rhipsalis salicornioides, is a bushy cactus, that grows either upright or slightly pendulous (hanging down). It has unusual jointed stems with slender tips that can resemble bottles (or bones), hence the names Drunkard's Dream Cactus and Dancing Bones Cactus. Its flowers are small and yellow to orange, blooming in spring to summer.

    Position Hatiora salicornioides in a shaded area that gets filtered light or morning or evening sun. They do not like full sun and will not do well. Unlike desert cactus, Hatiora and Rhipsalis like a slightly acidic soil with organic matter. An orchid mix or good quality compost with some bark pieces and perlite work well.

    **Larger (100mm) plants have their mature woody stems**


    Bottle cactus, Dancing Bones cactus, Drunkard's dream cactus, Spice cactus
    Rhipsalis salicornioides, Cactus salicornioides

    Plant height Stems can grow upright for 30-40cm before starting to trail
    Plant width Stems can grow to 50cm or more in length
    Habit Epiphytic trailing cactus
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Bright to pale green jointed stems
    Flower Yellow / orange,small
    Flowering time Late spring and summer
    Toxicity Non toxic. Pet and child friendly.