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  Rhipsalis teres (Vell.) Steud.
  Family Name : Cactaceae

  Synonyms : Rhipsalis roseana, Rhipsalis rauhiorum, Rhipsalis tonduzii

  Common Names : Rhipsalis

 
Rhipsalis
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub, Epiphyte
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Weeping / Pendulous
      Maximum Height :
      1.5 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Epiphytic cactus with a pendulous growth habit, reaching up to 1.5 m long.
      Stems: Linear branches off the stem are green, fleshy and hang down (7-18 cm long, 0.7-1.3 cm wide). Branches are 2- or 3-angled.
      Flowers: Small, shiny white flowers are star-shaped with 5 narrow, triangular petals.  They are borne singly along the branch edges.
      Fruits: White, round berries are reddish at the apex (8 mm long, 6 mm wide).
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Container Planting, Hanging Basket
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting, Division
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Stem Type & Modification :
      Herbaceous
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      White
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
      Flower Grouping :
      Solitary
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Stellate / Star-shaped
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic
  • 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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