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The Rhipsalis Trigona, also known as the "Dancing Bones" or "Three-angled Mistletoe Cactus," is a fascinating and unique plant that will surely add a touch of natural beauty to any space. Native to the rainforests of Central and South America, this epiphytic cactus grows as a trailing vine on the branches of trees, making it an ideal choice for those who love hanging plants.
The Rhipsalis Trigona is a slow-growing plant that features long, slender stems that grow upright, with multiple branches that create a striking, geometric shape. Its stems can grow up to several feet long, giving it a trailing and cascading effect that can be accentuated by growing it in a hanging basket or tall planter.
The plant's delicate foliage consists of small, triangular leaves that grow in clusters along the stems. The leaves are a vibrant green colour, adding a fresh and natural look that can brighten up any room. The Rhipsalis Trigona is also known for its unique and interesting flowers, which bloom in the spring and summer and feature small white or yellowish petals.
When it comes to caring for the Rhipsalis Trigona, this plant prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil that is kept moist but not waterlogged. It also prefers humid conditions, so occasional misting or grouping with other plants can help recreate its natural habitat.
In terms of styling, the Rhipsalis Trigona can be grown in a hanging basket to showcase its unique shape or used as a statement piece in a tall planter to create a dramatic effect. Its slender stems can also be trained to grow around a trellis or other support structure, making it a great option for those who enjoy gardening and plant styling.
Overall, the Rhipsalis Trigona is a fascinating and low-maintenance plant that is perfect for plant enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting out, this plant is a must-have for any green thumb!
Rhipsalis make a great houseplant gift for friends or family - surprise them with rainforest style! If you are giving Rhipsalis as a gift, include your message at the basket stage. We’ll deliver the houseplant along with a free handwritten card and leave out the paperwork with the price on!
Rhipsalis care level
This plant is easy to care for, and great for beginners.
Where should I put this plant?
It likes bright indirect light and will 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; 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?
When developing our original Happy Houseplants’ Organic Tropical Plant Food, we decided not to tinker with it too much, so you'll find no chemical supplements in this 100% cruelty-free vegan product. Our indoor plant fertiliser is handmade on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, exclusively for Happy Houseplants, and has been developed by the team at Happy Houseplants and expert horticulturists with decades of experience. Many people struggle to understand how to feed houseplants, but our original vegan plant food has been designed to make feeding houseplants simple.
Our organic indoor plant food is made from Seaweed, harvested sustainably. Seaweed provides a delicate blend of growth hormones and micronutrients that is perfect for all indoor plants. Houseplants grow throughout spring, summer and autumn, so they will benefit from organic fertiliser during this time to encourage flowering and keep them healthy.
Is this plant suitable if I have pets?
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is this plant?
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot