Jungle Cacti (Tropicals)

Jungle cacti are typically from tropical regions and therefore love warmth, overhead protection and humidity.  They grow well in Melbourne when we create a similar microclimate.  In Winter, whilst dormant, they are very happy house plants.  They don’t need to be watered often at this time of year, just enough to keep their stems full.  Mist spraying in winter is also worthwhile to keep up the humidity in a dry environment, particularly where heaters are in use.  In summer, they can be maintained indoors with bright indirect light and lots more watering as the weather warms up.  Outside, it is important to keep their natural microclimate in mind. Filtered sun, overhead protection with other plants and trees to protect them or a structural shelter like a pergola, deep watering weekly, allow to almost dry out between waterings and no afternoon sun exposure.  They will maintain their nice shape, colour and form if you get their position right. Stunning plants in macrame hangers or dangling from a high shelf to create that tropical or bohemian look at home.

Rhipsalis ramulosa + Wave Planter 15cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis ramulosa

AKA_ Jungle Cactus

FEATURES_ Freely branching, flattened succulent segments that are green to red in adequate light or winter periods.  The flowers are greenish white to pinkish in color. Perfect for hanging pots with their pendulous stems.

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.

Epiphyllum pumilum ‘Orchid Cactus’ + Ribbed Cement Planter 14cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Epiphyllum pumilum (native to Guatemala and Mexico)

AKA_ Orchid Cactus

FEATURES_Epiphyllum pumilum is a flowering jungle cactus with stunning, fragrant large white flowers in summer to autumn.  Flat stems start erect and then hang as they gain weight. The stems are smooth and branching with flowers that bend upward as they open.  Absolutely stunning hanging plant.

PAIR WITH _ Pair with a medium or large Macrame Planter

Disocactus nelsonii ‘Orchid Cactus’ + Cement Planter 16cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Disocactus nelsonii (native to Central America, Caribbean and South America)

AKA_ Orchid Cactus

FEATURES_ Disocactus Nelsonii produces incredible numbers of bright pink 8cm blooms for a few weeks in Spring.  Each stem will produce a flower off every areole creating a spectacular sight.  Best grown in baskets as it produces large pendulous stems.

Disocactus ‘Bits & Pieces’ + Ceramic Planter

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Disocactus (native to Central America, Caribbean and South America)

AKA_ Bits and Pieces

FEATURES_ A little green bouquet to add to the shelf or coffee table.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Bits and pieces is messy and neat. Looks like a green tossed salad with offshoots going every which way. Evergreen and upright little jungle cactus.

Rhipsalis cassutha + Teal Planter 15cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis cassutha

AKA_ Mistletoe Cactus, Coral Breeze

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis cassutha is an epiphytic, tropical cactus with slender, cylindrical stems up to 60cm long which are slightly erect and trailing.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ A great hanging plant, perfect for beginners due to its low requirement for maintenance.  Wonderful plant to create an urban jungle vibe at home.

PAIR WITH_ Pairs perfectly with our macrame plant hangers made from sustainable cord by local makers in the Yarra Valley in medium or large.

Rhipsalis ‘Red Coral’ + Cement Planter

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis sp. (native to Central and South American, Caribbean and Florida)

AKA_ Red Coral Cactus, Mouse tail Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis’ 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 cassutha + Cement Planter 16cm

$69.00

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis cassutha

AKA_ Mistletoe Cactus, Coral Breeze

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis cassutha is an epiphytic, tropical cactus with slender, cylindrical stems up to 60cm long which are slightly erect and trailing.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ A great hanging plant, perfect for beginners due to its low requirement for maintenance.  Wonderful plant to create an urban jungle vibe at home.

Rhipsalis horrida ‘Mouse Tail Cactus’ + Tapered Cement Planter 14cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis baccifera s. horrida (native to Madagascar)

AKA_ Mouse Tail Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis horrida is a sub tropical trailing plant with hairy stems that start upright then spill over making it the perfect hanging plant to dangle over a shelf or plant into a hanging planter. It is an epiphytic cactus, meaning it likes to grow onto a plant or tree but not in a harmful or parasitic way.  It is native to Madagascar.  Pairs perfectly with one of our locally made, sustainably produced medium macrame hanger.

 

Rhipsalis micrantha + Teal Planter 15cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis micrantha (South America)

AKA_ Jungle Cactus, Bird’s Foot Cactus

FEATURES_ Stems are long, green, pendular and flattened in areas.  Although Rhipsalis are a type of cactus they do not have the spiky traits of desert cacti. Bright green stems with new growth a lighter green.

PLANT TRAITS_  Rhipsalis is from the ancient Greek word, ‘plaiting’, due to the flowing stems. It is one of the better air purifiers in the home.

Rhipsalis paradoxa ‘Chain Cactus’ + Cement Planter 16cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis paradoxa (native to Brazil)

AKA_ Chain Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis paradoxa’s twisted, long, bright green stems are a feature of this plant. Dangling from a planter high on a shelf or draping stems over a tall metal stand makes for a dramatic feature plant in the home.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Paradoxal: The only constant is change / Failure leads to success / Solitude makes you more sociable

Rhipsalis teres f. prismatica + Cement Planter 14cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis teres f. prismatica (native to Central and South American, Caribbean and Florida)

AKA_ Mistletoe Cactus, Wickerware Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis teres is an epiphytic, tropical cactus with slender, cylindrical stems up to 60cm long which are slightly erect and trailing. The flowers are small, starshaped and white. As it ages it produces white bristle hairs that add texture to the foliage which also turns to a deeper green.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ A great hanging plant, perfect for beginners due to its low requirement for maintenance.  Wonderful plant to create an urban jungle vibe at home.

Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. ‘Mauritiana’ + Tapered Planter

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

AKA_ Spaghetti Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis baccifera’s long, spaghetti like, pendant stems are a feature of this plant. Dangling from a planter high on a shelf or draping stems over a tall metal stand makes for a dramatic feature plant in the home.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Let your hair down with this Cousin It plant.  A great hanging plant, perfect for beginners due to its low requirement for maintenance.  Wonderful plant to create an urban jungle vibe at home.

Rhipsalis campos portoana + Tapered Cement Planter 16cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis campos-portoana (native to Brazil)

AKA_ Jungle Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis campos-portoana is a jungle cactus with elongated, many branched stems that hang in large clusters.  Slender, long branches up to 1 metre long which cascade softly.  White flowers and globose, orange fruits.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Rapunzel, let your hair down. Give this beauty the limelight.

Rhipsalis elliptica + Cement Planter 14cm

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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.

Rhipsalis sulcata + Ribbed Cement Planter 14cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis sulcata (Brazil)

AKA_ Jungle Cactus,

FEATURES_ Long, slim and pendular stems.  White flowers with pinkish fruits.  Angled branch segments is a feature of this plant

PLANT TRAITS_  Bit of a crazy hair day plant with its many angled stems that are segmented and thin.

Zygocactus ‘Autumn Cactus’ + Tapered Cement Planter 14cm

$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.

PERFECT PAIRING_ Medium Macrame Hanger

Rhipsalis pilocarpa ‘Mistletoe Cactus’ + Tapered Planter 14cm

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis pilocarpa (native to Brazil)

AKA_ Mistletoe cactus, Hairy stemmed Rhipsalis

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis pilocarpa looks like a winter wonderland coming into the cold months. Its long draping, cylindrical leaves are covered in white hairs that give a snowy appearance. The stems are green but stress into deep red and purple hues giving the plant the look of Christmas. It also features fragrant, bell shaped, showy white star shaped flowers with pink eyes.

Lepismium houlletianum ‘Snow Drop Cactus’ + Tapered Concrete Planter 16cm

$69.00

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.

Rhipsalis boliviana + Ceramic Planter 14cm

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis boliviana (native to Central and South American, Caribbean and Florida)

AKA_ Mistletoe Cactus, Jungle Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis boliviana’s long flat stems are a feature of this plant. Dangling from a planter high on a shelf or draping stems over a tall metal stand makes for a dramatic feature plant in the home. The stems can get to 1m long.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ From Jamaica man. A little bit of the Bob Marley, 60s, freedom movement swinging pendulously here to reggae tunes. Definite a Jungalow plant.

Rhipsalis cereuscula ‘Coral Cactus’ + Cement Planter 12cm

$55.00

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.