Rhipsalis Burchellii, a hanging plant to be discovered!
Rhipsalis are the only kind of Cactaceae not native to America. It is a genus of plants that usually grow on trees or more rarely between rocks or in the ground.
The Rhipsalis burchellii are epiphytes but do not get nourishment from the plant that "hosts" them, but they directly obtain water from rainfall.
When viewed closely, its branches are very similar to miniature cacti, but with their growth their hanging habit makes the appearance look more like a bush. On the branches themselves, the presence of small soft spines makes the Rhipsalis even more interesting, certainly ideal to hang thanks to this coconut fiber pot, completely natural and biodegradable, created by hand and can be inserted in any furnishing context. The Rhipsalis burchellii has the tips of its thin branches in reddish color, so different than the rest of the stem.
The cultivation of these particular cacti is not difficult: the Rhipsalis burchellii likes a cultivation temperature between 10 ° C and 30 ° C. The more the environment is dry and the more it traces the natural habitat, the more these plants grow well. In spring-summer they are watered only once a week, in winter every 15 days or even once a month.
The ideal soil for Rhipsalis is well draining, with the addition of organic material like bark, or sawdust. Fertilization should be carried out in a period of growth with fertilizer suitable for cacti.
With these small tricks, the Rhipsalis will delight you with its beautiful blooms at different times of the year!