Houseplant botany 5

30th December 2021

Houseplant botany 5

Not all cacti are from deserts: if you understand that Rhipsalis species like this R. pilocarpa are actually epiphytes growing on the trunks of trees in Brazilian forests,  getting water from rain and filtered light through the tree canopy, you will realise they need very different growing conditions to other houseplant cacti. They do best with morning sun only and shade in the afternoon, and regular watering. Do not put them close to the glass in south- or west-facing windows.

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