This fascinating hanging houseplant has really stunning foliage and it’s a great plant to have in any collection! This cactus is a really rare houseplant, an easy-care hanging houseplant that comes from Brazil. An interesting houseplant, it’s stylish and easy to manage, making it ideal if you don’t have a lot of time to spare!
Rhipsalis Elliptica has elliptical shaped green leaves that turn a rich, coppery-purple colour in full light. It will regularly have flowers in summer which are yellow-white in colour.
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. Rhipsalis will grow in almost any light condition making it ideal as a houseplant and its travel around the world being cultivated into many forms as a houseplant. It will, however, grow best in bright indirect light.
It requires very little attention and it needs very little watering, ideal if you tend to forget to when to water houseplants!
There aren’t many companies that stock Rhipsalis Elliptica, and we are proud to say that we do! Buy this easy-care cactus as a special gift for someone new to houseplants, or someone who just loves to collect them. They will get a beautiful small hanging houseplant that will bring lots of pleasure.
If you’d like to give this plant as a gift, don’t forget to include your gift message at the basket stage of the checkout and we’ll include a free, handwritten card with your order - without any giveaway paperwork!
Rhipsalis care level
Easy care, suitable for beginners.
Where should I put this houseplant?
A bright spot out of the direct sun - preferably a bit of morning sun and full afternoon shade. In full sun the leaves may burn.
How much should I water it?
Rhipsalis Elliptica needs little water - water only when the soil is dry.
Should I feed this cactus?
You can use a feed a couple of times during spring and summer - we sell our own vegan, organic plant food.
Is it suitable if I have pets?
No, it’s toxic to pets.
What size is this cactus?
W20cm x H50 cm
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