Rhipsalis boliviana

Rhipsalis boliviana


Pfeiffera boliviana

Pfeiffera boliviana, also known as Lepismium bolivianum or Rhipsalis boliviana, is an epiphytic cactus that grows as a hanging mass of many-branched…

Lepismium Bolivianum

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Also known as a Rhipsalis Boliviana, this beautifully unique plant has a Cacti genus but has slightly different needs to a standard Cactus. With long flat stems this plant can grow over a metre in length and so is the perfect trailing plant. They are native to Jamaica and can easily be seen growing outdoors producing pretty white flowers!

The Bolivianum prefers to be kept on the dry side. Make sure that it is potted in well drained compost such as cactus compost to prevent soggy roots. It is best placed in a warm, bright spot which can include direct sunlight.

Plant Diameter - 14cm
Plant Length - 25cm

Plant Diameter - 18cm
Plant Length - 40cm

This plant comes in a plastic pot. The decorative pot shown in the image is not included with the purchase. All our plants are living objects and will therefore vary slightly in appearance from the images shown. We ensure that all our plants are healthy and of the correct dimensions before they are shipped to their forever homes.

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Botanical names:
Pfeiffera boliviana Accepted
Rhipsalis boliviana Synonym
Lepismium bolivianum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Pale pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

A hanging epiphytic cactus, with fairly long, spineless stems. The one I owned was a large mound, heavily branching. It made creamy-white flowers before dying. Stems are with 2 ribs (completely flat), undulate, with small areoles and dark green.

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