Rhipsalis elliptica is an interesting cactus that has long, flattened stem segments that are elliptical shaped. The stems are green, but turn a deep copper colour in very bright light and when stressed. Flowers are small and white, blooming in winter to spring, followed by small pinkish berries.
Plant Rhipsalis elliptica in a rich organic mix with plenty of drainage, a commercial orchid mix works well, or make your own with a quality organic compost, mixed with perlite and some bark pieces. Rhipsalis elliptica grow best in filtered light, away from direct sunlight. Water when the soil is dry to touch. Do not overwater.
10-30cm before trailing
Stems can trail to 50cm or more
Epiphytic cactus, erect then pendant
Green elliptical shape jointed stems, turning to reddish in bright light or when stressed
Small white flowers followed by pinkish berries
Winter to spring
Non toxic. Safe around pets and children.
Plant sizes may vary - plants are posted largest first - unless requested otherwise (please leave a note in cart). Smaller plants posted in pots, larger plants may be sent bare-rooted due to their fragile shape.
Delivers to: ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC
Plants are posted on Mondays as well as Tuesdays and Wednesdays to selected areas. Public holiday weeks differ. We use Australia Post Express Post for all plant deliveries.