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 ‘Red Coral’ + Cement Planter

$59.00

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis ssp. (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 ewaldiana + Ceramic Planter

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BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis ewaldiana (native to Central and South America)

AKA_ Mistletoe Cactus, Jungle Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis ewaldiana is 3 sided, branching and trailing succulent.  New growth is bright yellow to orange and turns a deeper green as it gets older.  White flowers may appear in Spring and Autumn.

PERFECT PAIRING_ Medium or large Macrame Hanger

 

Mouse Tail Cactus (Rhipsalis horrida) + Tapered Cement Planter

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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.

 

Chain Cactus (Rhipsalis paradoxa) + Black Planter 16cm

$69.00

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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 campos portoana + 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

$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.

Rhipsalis pilocarpa (Mistletoe Cactus) + Tapered Planter

$59.00

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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 cruciforme v. anceps + Tapered Planter

$59.00

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

AKA_ Hurricane Cactus, Jungle Cactus

FEATURES_ . Flattened green foliage that twists with maturity makes this an interesting tropical plant for that jungalow look .An impressive hanging indoor or outdoor plant. This jungle cactus looks great in containers and hanging baskets or on a tall plant stand to accentuate the stunning, cascading foliage.  A very architectural plant. Perfect for growing on a lightly shaded deck, patio, or porch during warm weather.

Lepismium cruciforme + Tapered Planter

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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

Rhipsalis boliviana + Tapered Planter

$59.00

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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.