Rhipsalis hoelleri Cuttings or Rooted Starter Plants
20"+ Cuttings // 2" Starter Plants
USDA Zones 10a-11
WHAT IS RHIPSALIS, WHY THEY MAKE PHENOMENAL HOUSEPLANTS, & WHAT MAKES HOELLERI STAND OUT FROM OTHER VARIETIES.
Rhipsalis is one of the Horticult team's favorite plants! The thornless chain cactus' unique trailing nature, particular blooms & seed pod, & unique light requirements make it a phenonomenl house plant. Specifically, Rhipsalis hoelleri takes these general likable qualities to another level & is a rare species to have, even for a collector.
Broadly speaking Rhipsalis is a trailing succulent. In their natural state you can find them in tropical regions growing out of trees where they pour from branch nooks, or located on rock faces falling down crevasses. Each species has their own creeping variation. While they all trail, every variety has different stem shapes, branching structures, & direction. Rhipsalis hoelleri specifically has a unique trailing pattern where the stems fall straight for ~1'-2' before they branch out, sometimes 6 ways, with the new stems hitting an almost perfect perpendicular angle. Once your plant is full & established the numerous stems create an unequivocally stunning specimen.
Furthermore, Rhipsalis develops comparable, yet dissimilar blooming & seed pod patterns among it's different varieties. While they all produce small flowers & globular seed pods along their stems, the varieties differ in color, size, & shape of each. R. hoelleri's blooming pattern attracts attention because of it's bright pink flowers. Though comparatively small, their color is incredibly vibrant. Along with their pink flowers, R. hoelleri produces bright pink seed pods. Most Rhipsalis plants have almost transparent to opaque white to light yellow pods. R. hoelleri's bright pink flowers & seeds set this variety apart from the rest. These features alone could be said to be what makes it a collector's favorite.
Moreover, all Rhipsalis plants are succulents. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves or stems & therefore can stand long periods of drought. This fact alone makes them great house plants as they flourish with very little watering & maintenance. What people find difficult about succulents is how much light they require, thus constricting where they can be kept inside as a house plant. Rhipsalis differs as it requires partial to full shade allowing the plant to reside deep inside the home or in rooms that receive little sun. Until you have to bring your succulents inside for the winter it's hard to imagine just how drastically understated this characteristic is.
Ultimately, Rhipsalis' differing trailing nature, unique blooms & seed pods, & low light requirements make it a formidable house plant & fan favorite. While there are over 50 different species, Rhipsalis hoelleri is sought out for it's long stems with perpendicular shoots, as well as it's vibrant pink flowers & seed pods.
You will receive sets of 3, or 6, 20"+ cuttings OR 3 2" starter plants depending on selection at purchase. The 2" plants come bare root without a pot.
The last picture in the listing is a full plant. If interested contact us via the ETSY messaging feature for availability & prices.
Light shade, partial shade, or full shade.
Average water; water regularly
Overwatering is easiest way to kill Rhipsalis. Standing water will cause root rot.
CHECK OUT OUR 3" POTS TO PLANT YOUR 2" R. HOELLERI IN!