Rhipsalis come in many varieties. At The Plant Dynasty the Rhipsalis Paradoxa is our favorite! This plant has it all: the plant loves a lot of sun and can therefore stand in places where other plants find it too warm, the plant needs little water and hangs gracefully in front of your window with its beautiful twisted leaf stems. That’s why it has the nickname: coral cactus.
Rhipsalis is a cactus species and belongs to the Cactaceae family. There is one big difference with other cacti. The Rhipsalis doesn’t originate in Africa, but from the tropical rainforests of South and Mid America.
The Rhipsalis Paradoxa can hang in sunny spot your room. Thereby this plant needs little water. Normally once every two weeks is sufficient. Do the stems shrink? Then your Rhipsalis Paradoxa is thirsty and in need of a splash of water. Place the plant in an airy soil mixture, such as a special soil for cacti.
Is the Rhipsalis Paradoxa getting too long? You can easily cut off a piece. The plant will continue to make new growth on this point. Place the piece that you’ve cut back in the soil. After a while the cutting will produce roots and sprout.