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  Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa (Salm-Dyck) Barthlott
  Family Name : Cactaceae

  Synonyms : Rhipsalis angustissima, Rhipsalis coriacea, Rhipsalis leiophloea

  Common Names : Red Rhipsalis, Pseudorhipsalis

 
Red Rhipsalis,Pseudorhipsalis
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Succulent Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Irregular
  • Biogeography
    • Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Epiphytic cactus with a trailing growth habit, reaching up to 0.5-1 m long.
      Foliage: This species does not produce foliage. The leaf-like structures are actually modified stems.
      Stems: Flattened, winged stems have a scalloped edge. They are purplish red to green.
      Flowers: Small, white flowers are star-shaped.
      Fruits: White, round berries line the stem margins at regular intervals.
      Cultivation :
      This plant requires semi-shade and high humidity to grow. 
      Etymology :
      The genus Pseudorhipsalis means false and Wickerwork-like, which refers to the slender twining stems.
      The specific epithet ramulosa means very twiggy, which refer  to the stem. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscaping :
      It is a shrubby succulent, branching freely with flat reddish tapeworm-stem, which makes this plant suitable for landscaping. It is great for hanging basket or as a specimen. 
      Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Fruits
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting (Herbaceous)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Stem Type & Modification :
      Pseudostem
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      White
      Flower Grouping :
      Solitary
      Flower Location :
      Cauliflorous
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Stellate / Star-shaped
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      White
      Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Smooth
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Berry)

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