Rhipsalis neves-armondii forma megalantha
Sao Sebastio Island, Brazil, South America
This species has a thick-stemmed robust habit with some of the largest flowers known in Rhipsalis.
A group of very unusual cactus species, commonly known as Jungle cacti. Unlike the very spiny cacti adapted to the arid regions these harmless epiphytic plants are found in tropical areas, often in forests growing on rock ledges and in trees with the succulent stems drooping down like veils.
The jungle cacti comprises of a group of several genera that has adapted to higher rainfall conditions and forest environments. These plants are often found in association with bromeliads, orchids and other tropical plants.
Plant size: We are offering large well established plants about 30 cm cm long.
Rhipsalis is a large genus of epiphytic (or lithiophytic) plants in the cactus family, generally known as mistletoe cacti. They are mainly found in Central America, the Caribbean and northern regions of South America, however species are also found in Africa, Madagascar and Asia.
The plants have cylindrical stems, usually with out spines or decorated with fine bristly spines. The stems are pendulous and can hang down several meters in some species. The flowers of Rhipsalis is rather inconspicuous but they are favored for the wealth of stem shapes, sizes and colourations.