We love this plant for its easy care nature and unusual almost alien-like appearance providing interesting structure and shape. It works well as a potted plant or as a hanging plant.
Lepismium cruciforme is an unusual and hard to find species of plant in the family Cactaceae. This tropical cactus will flower profusely given the right warm conditions, and turn a deep dark red. We are selling very well established large mature plants for instant impact.
In the wild its native to Brazil, where it lives in tropical subtropical or tropical forests, hanging or hanging on branches or growing in the hollow of old trees. The main threat to the species is deforestation.
In its native habitat, it can be found growing along tree branches as an epiphyte, never harming its host but growing in harmony adding to the biomass and diversity of an ecosystem.
Lepismium cruciforme make a great houseplant gift for friends or family - surprise them with rainforest style! If you are giving Lepismium cruciforme as a gift, make sure you include your message at the basket stage. We’ll deliver the houseplant along with a free, handwritten card - and we’ll leave out the paperwork with the price on!
Lepismium cruciforme care level
This plant is easy to care for, great for beginners.
Where should I put this plant?
likes bright indirect light, it will also enjoy a sunny spot, so it’s not a fussy plant but will burn in full sun.
How should I water this plant?
Water when the top two inches of soil are dry, make sure you don’t overwater this plant.
Should I feed this plant?
Feed once a month in spring and summer with liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food?
Is this plant suitable if I have pets?
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is this plant?
W21cm x 70cm
If you would like more information on caring for houseplants, please have a look at our video here
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot