Fat plants

Rhipsalis cereuscula

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family consisting of about 60 species of cacti plants, some of which are epiphytes, originating in South America, Africa and Asia. They have a hanging habit, with fleshy stems, often of considerable length, and of various sizes depending on the species, light green, dark green or bluish in color. R. cereuscula is devoid of thorns, has very thin and branched stems, with aerial roots at the axils of the branches, produces small cream-colored flowers. R.cassula produces creamy white flowers, has areoes with small white hairs. R. baccifera produces white or yellow flowers, and later small round and translucent fruits, which can remain on the plant for years.


Exposure and watering

Exposure: it likes very bright positions, but usually not direct sun, especially in the hottest months of the year, when it is advisable to shade it. It fears the cold, therefore it is advisable to keep it even in winter at a temperature around 10-20 ° C.

Watering: throughout the growing season, from April to September, the Rhipsalis they need a good quantity of water, supplied regularly every time the ground is dry; in autumn and winter it is advisable to ensure a rest period by drastically reducing the watering. Add cacti for cacti to the irrigating water every 15-20 days in spring and summer. If the summer is particularly hot, it is recommended to vaporize the plant with distilled water.

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