Rhipsalis species cassutha, clavata and burchellii.

Rhipsalis – care and propagation

The genus Rhipsalis contains about 35 members. They grow either epiphytic (on trees), epilithic (on rocks) or terrestrial (on the ground). They have become increasingly popular as houseplants in recent years.

Most species are native to Central and South America. Only one is found in Africa and Madagascar: Rhipsalis baccifera. This is the only cactus that occurs naturally in the so-called “old world”.

Rhipsalis burchellii
Rhipsalis burchellii