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Rhipsalis - Hatiora

Rhipsalis - Hatiora


Hatiora is a genus of ornamental cacti among the most popular cultivated cacti. Some of them have arched stems and are sold for hanging baskets. They are epiphytic plants and grow mostly on tree trunks in wet and humid regions.


The stems of Hatiora may be leaf-shaped or flat. Depending on the species, it can grow to maximum lengths ranging between 20 inches and 6 feet (0.5  and 1.8 m). The stems are smooth rather than toothed or scalloped and green all year round. The small funnel-shaped flowers resemble tiny daisies and grow at the end of stem segments. They range in color from yellow and orange to pink and red.


Hatioras grow in the wild in tropical rain forests of south-eastern Brazil, as far south as the state of Parana, along the border with Paraguay. Although they grow mostly on tree trunks, they are sometimes found on rocky ground. Hatioras bloom in spring in the wild and will sometimes bloom twice in one year.


These tropical cacti like bright partial light only. They should never be exposed to full sunlight or midday sunlight.


Soil should constantly be kept moist but never soggy. Do not allow water to sit in the dish underneath. Best to water once soil has become completly dry.



* Picture and information intended only as a guide.  Size and colours of plants will vary, not any 1 plant is exactly the same and minor variations will occur.


** All plants will be posted bare rooted.


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