There is no plant quite like the Rhipsalis (Rhipsalis spp.). Their long cascading green stems create an instant green waterfall wherever they are placed in the home. Not only are they enjoyable to run your fingers through, they are easy to care for as well! Perfect for pots or hanging baskets, these easy to care for succulents (yes, they are succulents!) are a perfect feature plant for the modern household.

How to grow rhipsalis in a pot

  1. Choose a pot or hanging basket at least twice the size of the root-ball. Position in an area that receives filtered light and fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Thrive Cacti Succulent Potting Mix.
  2. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  4. After the initial watering, allow the potting mix to almost completely dry out before watering again. To test, insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, water and if it’s still moist, don’t water. 


Growing tips

  • As these plants dislike too much water on their leaves or in the soil they can suffer from root rot. Avoid this by watering from the base or at soil level and in smaller amounts.
  • Due to their cascading and easy to care for nature, Rhipsalis are perfect for Kokedama.
  • They can be easily propagated from stem cuttings.

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Specifically formulated for the successful growing of desert cacti such as opuntia, cereus and mammillaria, tropical cacti such as epiphyllum and schlumvergera, a rang eof succulent plants including aloe, euphorbia, kalanchoe and echeveria and bromeliads such as aechmea and vriesea.