6” HANGING BASKET RHIPSALIS RAMULOSA
USDA Zones 10a-11b
YALL! THESE RAMULOSAS ARE LOOKING AMAZING! We moved them from a covered greenhouse to an uncovered house & they are BRIGHT RED! New pics added.
UPDATE: We’re selling these like crazy, so those that are bright red are flying off the racks. If you do receive a plant that isn’t as red as the pictures shown, the more sun your ramulosa receives the more red it will be.
Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa is a shrubby, epiphytic cactus, freely branching with reddish tapeworm stems up to 2.3’ long, that turn a deep violet red in high light. It produces lots of greenish-white or pinkish flowers, up to .5” tall & up to .6” in diameter, followed by small, ornamental shell berries that line both edges of the ribbon stems.
The first picture in the listing is the original plant we clipped up to propagate the plants we are selling to you guys! Eventually they will look like that first one pictured!
You will receive a bare root plant & empty 6” hanging basket for you to plant your Rhipsalis in upon arrival.
MAINTENANCE IS EASY!
- Plant in a pot with a drainage hole or in the provided hanging basket with well drained soil.
- Water thoroughly once every 1.5 - 2 weeks (or when soil is bone dry) until you can see water fall through your pot’s drainage hole.
- Place in area with partial sun to full shade.
LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN —
PLANTING YOUR SUCCULENT
In order for your succulent to thrive, you will need to plant in a pot with a drainage hole & well drained soil. Here at Horticult, we start our containers with approximately 1-2” of PermaTill (a small, expanded slate gravel; depending on size of container). If you don’t have PermaTill, any type of small pebble will work! Fill the rest of the pot with regular potting soil or a cactus mix. Once you’ve planted your succulent, you may then use the same gravel you used at the bottom of the pot to spread around the top of the pot for a decorative element. This top gravel will also weigh down the soil, so when you water your plants the soil will not spill over the top.
Rhipsalis is a succulent. By definition, succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. The water gets to the leaves through the roots. This is why it’s important to saturate your plant when watering. The water must get to the roots, so the roots can suck up the water to the leaves! With that being said, it is extremely important your soil be allowed to dry. If a succulent’s roots are sitting in standing water it will first bring too much water to the leaves, which will cause them to become soggy & fall off, & then cause root rot, eventually leading to your plant’s demise! While this sounds awful & is ultimately detrimental, it is easily avoided! Wait until your soil is bone dry before watering again :) Easy peezy!
This succulent needs partial sun to full shade. If you’re planting this in an indoor container, it will need to be further inside your room (on a dining room table, etc.) away from the window. Unlike most Rhipsalis, this variety can take a good bit of sun. In fact, the more sun it receives, the more color it will produce! A ramulosa that gets a few hours of full sun to a good bit of partial sun will turn a beautiful red color in no time!