Jungle Cacti (Tropicals)

Jungle cacti are from tropical regions.  They love warmth, overhead protection and humidity.  We have to create a humid microclimate for these plants in Melbourne.  In winter I bring them inside and keep them high with plenty of bright indirect light mainly.  You can mist to create some humidity over winter and water every 2 – 3 weeks, more so in summer.  In summer, they will thrive outdoors in a warm environment with filtered morning sunlight and overhead canopy protection. This replicates their understorey existence in the rain forest where leaves and rain drop through other vegetation. Stunning plants in macrame hangers or dangling from a high shelf to create that tropical or bohemian look at home. It’s all about long luscious foliage.

Autumn Cactus (Zygocactus) + Tapered Cement Planter

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Zygocactus, Schlumbergera truncata

AKA_ Autumn Cactus

FEATURES_ Flowers from mid April to start of June.  Beautiful hanging plant.  Lovely shape and budding form of flowers.  We stock a few different colours, subject to availability – pinks, apricot – salmon, reds and whites.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Flowery, colourful personalities, think Carmen Miranda. The Autumn – Winter bloomer is great for Mother’s Day and birthdays in the cooler months due to flowering during these times.

Coral Cactus + Cement Planter

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis cereuscula (native to Brazil)

AKA_ Coral Cactus, Rice Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ It gets its name from the rice or coral shaped joints that make up the stem. It starts off as an upright bushy plant that, as it grows, drops and hangs over the edge in clusters of rice shaped joints.  An impressive hanging plant for a bright position indoors or filtered light position outdoors.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ This plant is a bit of weirdo. It starts upright with erect shoots which become pendant like but then sends out further upright clusters, like a bunch of flowers. Called a coral cactus, but not coral, nor strictly a cactus. It’s a bit of a messed up plant. Perfect for the boho jungalow, carefree and a little bit wild.

Lepismium cruciforme + Tapered Planter

$59.00

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Lepismium cruciforme (native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina)

AKA_ Hurricane Cactus, Jungle Cactus

FEATURES_ . An impressive hanging indoor or outdoor plant. This jungle cactus looks great in containers and hanging baskets or on a tall plant stand to will accentuate the stunning, cascading foliage. Will take on a purplish hue when placed in more light. Perfect for growing on a lightly shaded deck, patio, or porch during warm weather. Tufts of white spines sparkle along fleshy leaves that produce white flowers

Red Coral Cactus + Ribbed Cylinder Planter

$59.00

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. horrida (native to Central and South American, Caribbean and Florida)

AKA_ Red Coral Cactus, Mouse tail Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis horrida’s cylindrical, reddish (in bright light), noodle like foliage, pendant stems are a feature of this plant. Stems can grow to a length of 15cm and overall to a length of 50cm. Place high on a shelf, in one of our medium sized macrame plant hangers or drape stems over a tall stand makes for a dramatic feature plant in the home. Flowers are white and appear in spring and winter. Non toxic to pets. Loves warmth and humidity (tropical).

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Messy hair, don’t care. A bit wild and woolly. Another easy care, jungle cactus to create that tropical vibe at home.

Rhipsalis elliptica

$59.00

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis elliptica

AKA_ Jungle Cactus

FEATURES_ Flattened succulent segments that are green and turn rich colours of copper to purple in sunlight. Flowers are small and appear in late winter, early spring.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Definitely a nana plant for the 70s, retro stylists.  Perfect addition to the 70s suburban homes many of us grew up in that are now being renovated.

Snow Drop Cactus + Tapered Concrete Planter

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Lepismium houlletianum (native to Brazil and Argentina)

AKA_ Snowdrop Cactus

FEATURES_ Long paper thin, notched stems, if grown in the right conditions, can flower several times a year. Creamy white to yellow, funnel shaped flowers along the jagged edge of the foliage with no thorns. An impressive hanging indoor plant or filtered light outdoors, shade in the afternoon. Being a tropical plant, it prefers a warm, humid microclimate and can be brought indoors for winter or all year round.