Rhipsalis pachyptera

Rhipsalis pachyptera

$40.00Price

6" RHIPSALIS PACHYPTERA HANGING BASKET

Rhipsalis pachyptera, Hariota pachyptera

USDA Zones 9a-11

 

This spineless, trailing cactus has a broadleaf & large flower compared to most Rhipsalis. The foliage turns from green to red with beautiful yellow flowers that line the outer edge of each leaf from top to bottom during spring & summer. The biggest difference in a Rhipsalis than your average succulent is the amount of water it requires. Being a jungle succulent, instead of a desert succulent, it thrives in a more humid & wet environment. Be careful not to overwater, as this can cause root rot, but make sure to keep the soil at an even, moist level. Plant in a pot with a drainage hole to discourage stagnant water at the bottom of your pot. 

It is a stunner of a Rhipsalis, especially at full size! It will grow to be 1 to 3 feet long in bright to full shade. "A succulent that trails, blooms, & thrives in shade," she says?! YES! You can hang this bad boy in your house during the colder months without having to find that perfect sunny spot! We cannot say enough great things about Rhipsalis here at Horticult & this is a variety we absolutely love! 

 

SUN/LIGHT

Bright shade - full shade; with a broad leaf it will tolerate more sun than a Rhipsalis with a skinnier stem

 

WATER

Regular watering; make sure to water when top .5" to 1" of soil is completely dry

 

SOIL

Average, well draining soil

 

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS

Wilt resistant verticillium, evergreen

 

You will receive a 6" size pachyptera with an empty durable plastic hanging basket for you to plant it in upon reception. While we leave some soil on the roots to keep it healthy during its journey, you will need to provide soil.

  • Thank you for shopping with Horticult! Please remember that unless otherwise stated in the description area of your plant's listing, all of our plants are shipped bare root without a pot. All plants sold in a hanging basket will include a pot.

    Please remember the shipping of live plants can be tricky. We prefer to ship on Monday-Wednesday to minimize the time your new plant baby will spend in the box! We’ll stay in touch & keep you updated! 

    We will ship as economically as possible. If we are able to fit your order in less boxes than our site calculates, we will refund the extra shipping costs. 

    Finally, with what’s happening right now in the world the post office has never been busier. While most of our orders are shipped without a problem, we want to assure you we are prepared to rectify any issue that may occur. Please be patient & we will do everything we can to make sure you are happy with your purchase! 

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I love Nature partly because she is not man, but a retreat from him.

- Henry David Thoreau; Journal 3 January 1853
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