Light: Rhipsalis require very bright but mostly indirect light. Placement near an East or West facing window is ideal.
Water: Water the soil thoroughly once it becomes about halfway dry. Do not allow roots to sit in standing water.
Environment: Although they are succulent-like, Rhipsalis plants prefer considerably more humidity than the typical desert succulent. Added supplemental humidity through the winter months is beneficial. Use a succulent or other similar well draining soil mix. Temperatures should be kept above 50 degrees fahrenheit.
Toxicity: Reported to be toxic to cats and dogs.
- As epiphytic plants, the roots are fairly shallow and serve mostly to simply anchor the plant.
Keep an eye out for common pests like mealy, scale, and spider mites. If the infestation is small, it can be taken care of simply with a wet cloth.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.