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Rhipsalis paradoxa - Chain Cactus

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The Rhipsalis paradoxa makes a stunning hanging plant. Known as the Chain Catcus it changes direction about every inch. It is very easy to care for and grows nice and long. 

Pot diameter: 17cm Hanging pot.

The plant is sold in a plastic grow pot. Add a decorative pot to complete the look.




Light levels: A well lit, a bright spot will suit this plant well, be careful not to leave in direct sunlight.

Watering: It is important to keep this plant only slightly moist and allow to dry out before re-watering. Roughly once a week. Cut right back on watering through the autumn and winter months. Native to the the tropics your Rhipsalis may appreciate a misting every now and then. Its tendrils will start to pucker and lose rigidity if it is under water. 

Temperature: Thrives best in average to warm indoor conditions between 16-25 degrees.

Feeding: You can use a weak cactus fertiliser on this plant through the summer months, it's only required once a year.

Growing: A hanging plant which is reasonably fast growing. Its leaves can measure up to a massive 1-2 meters in length.

Toxicity: This plant is non-toxic to pets

Air purifying: Cactus plants are great at helping to absorb bacteria and eliminate toxins out of the air.