Rhipsalis micrantha - Statement Plants

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Rhipsalis micrantha

An epiphytic trailing cactus, with long, bright green semi-flattened stems with white flowers in spring. 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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  • Rhipsalis micrantha (Kunth) DC, is an epiphytic, trailing plant with bright green stems that can trail to up to 1.5m in length. Small white flowers bloom in spring.

    As with most Rhipsalis, these plants need a shaded position with some morning or evening sun or filtered light. Keep them away from full sun. Pot them in an organic mix, such as an orchid mix or peat with some perlite or bark pieces for drainage.


    Cactus micranthus, Hariota micrantha, Rhipsalis kirbergii, Rhipsalis micrantha f. kirbergii, Rhipsalis micrantha f. rauhiorum, Rhipsalis roseana, Rhipsalis tonduzii, Rhipsalis turpinii, Rhipsalis wercklei

    Plant height 10-20cm before trailing
    Plant width Stems can trail to 1.5m or more
    Habit Epiphytic cactus, erect then pendant
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Bright to dark green, semi-flattened stems around 1cm wide
    Flower Small white
    Flowering time Spring
    Toxicity Non toxic. Safe around pets and children.