Rhipsalis teres f. capilliformis - Quill-like Wickerware Cactus - Statement Plants
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Rhipsalis teres f. capilliformis - Quill-like Wickerware Cactus

A trailing epiphytic cactus with fine multi-branched trailing stems. Masses of small, white flowers bloom in spring and summer.

Filtered or dappled sun

Likes to stay moist

Well drained organic soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • Rhipsalis teres has long, thin multi-branched stems that can trail up to 1-2m in length. The Rhipsalis teres f. capilliformis is a fine stemmed form of the species. Small, white, star-shaped flowers bloom in spring to summer, followed by small white berries.

    Rhipsalis like a position in filtered light and do not like direct sunlight. Pot in a very well draining compost mix, such as an orchid mix in a pot with good drainage. Water regularly in the warmer growing months. Keep the soil just moist and do not over-water.

    Synonyms

    Quill-like Wickerware Cactus, Mophead Cactus, Canambaia
    Cactus teres, Hariota conferta, Hariota prismatica, Hariota riedeliana, Hariota teres, Rhipsalis alboareolata, Rhipsalis capilliformis, Rhipsalis clavellina, Rhipsalis conferta, Rhipsalis floribunda, Rhipsalis heteroclada, Rhipsalis maricaensis, Rhipsalis maricaensis, Rhipsalis prismatica, Rhipsalis riedeliana, Rhipsalis teres f. capilliformis, Rhipsalis teres f. heteroclada, Rhipsalis teres f. prismatica, Rhipsalis virgata


    Plant height 5-10cm before trailing
    Plant width Stems can grow to 1m in length
    Habit Epiphytic cactus, erect then pendant
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Branches light to dark green, sometimes red blotched. Slender, multi-branched
    Flower Small, white
    Flowering time Spring and summer
    Toxicity Non toxic. Safe around pets and children.