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Rhipsalis Rivero's Red [Species]

Rhipsalis Rivero's Red [Species]
Stock Number: 66161
Availability: In Stock
Family: Cactaceae
Cultural Code: HP TG what's this?

Arched then completely pendant flat tapeworm stems turn deep violet red in high light (but may stay green if heavily fertilized); tiny blossoms are followed by ornamental shell pink berries lining both edges of the ribbon stems most attractively. This unsegmented stemmed Caribbean now considered to possibly be Discocactus ramulosus--a more dramatic cascading member of the epiphytic Cacti cannot be imagined. Equally effective in a modest plant grouping or in a serious visual presentation in a conservatory. Very successfully combined with Bromeliad baskets and pots. Sometimes this is ordered in considerable numbers, depleting our potted stock; at such times we will ship ample cuttings in moss.

Taxonomy
Family Cactaceae
Plant Details
Cultural Code HP TG

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Cultural Codes

Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.

If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.

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