Rhipsalis Paradoxa (Chain Cactus) - Tiny Utopia Limited
Rhipsalis Paradoxa - Tiny Utopia Limited
Rhipsalis Paradoxa (Chain Cactus) - Tiny Utopia Limited
Rhipsalis Paradoxa (Chain Cactus) - Tiny Utopia Limited
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Rhipsalis Paradoxa (Chain Cactus)

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With up to 90cm drop in length, it will be hard to ignore this stunning Rhipsalis wherever you decide to display it!

Comes in a 17cm hanging pot (small) 19cm hanging pot (large) with detachable hooks so can be hung or placed on a shelf. 

Originally found in the Brazillian jungles and rain forests, these plants actually don't like to be overwatered as you would expect from a rainforest plant.

Interesting Facts: 

This amazing plant will give you presents throughout the year if cared for correctly in the form of tiny white flowers all along its "chain" stems.

Rhipsalis is the largest and most diverse epiphytic cactus. Epiphytic means to grow onto another plant, but isn't considered a parasite. 

Despite the name, these plants aren't actually part of the cactus family, they are in fact a type of succulent!

Research by NASA indicates that all types of Rhipsalis are amazing air purifiers. 

When originally found, Rhipsalis grew out of tree trunks and flowered multi-coloured flowers and berries when pollinated, it's very rare for this to happen indoors. 

Care and tips:

🌞 = Prefers indirect sunlight but will also tolerate brightly lit rooms such as conservatories but watch out for leaves getting sun-damaged. It will also tolerate low lit rooms.

💧= Allow soil to completely dry between waters, then water and be sure to drain any excess water left as this will create a root rot problem. They can tolerate high humidity so would work in a kitchen or bathroom environment.

🐶🐱👶= Rhipsalis isn't known to be toxic to humans or animals, but we would still recommend making sure it isn't eaten, as eating too much of anything wouldn't be great!

 Propagating:

Quite easy to propagate, just cut off sections of the stem and place them in water, changing it weekly while the roots grow. 

Things to look out for:

Overwatering: succulents, in general, are very prone to overwatering as they store a lot of their water in their leaves, don't allow to sit in water or this can cause root rot which could cause the stems and leaves to fall off in large quantities.

Underwatering: If underwatered, the leaves and stems can look brown and shrivelled/dried up.

Other common names for this plant:

- Chain cactus