- Lepismium bolivianum
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Lepismium bolivianum are part of the Cactaceae family and are epiphytic or lithophytic jungle cactus hailing from South America. The stems of L.bolivianum are flat and can grow up to a metre in length. In optimum conditions it will flower, these are usually pink or white.
Pot: 18cm pot
Foliage: Approximately 50cm in length
How do you care for Lepismium Bolivianum?
Care for your Lepismium Bolivianum by keeping it in a bright spot. In spring and summer, water when the top soil becomes dry to touch, but do not let it dry out completely. Check the soil by placing your finger 1-2" below the soil to test for moisture before you water.
How do I propagate Lepismium Bolivianum?
Lepismium Bolivianum propagation works best using cuttings from woody stems. Allow the cutting to dry over before planting. Propagation works best in spring to allow time for the growing plant to attach it’s roots to the new soil.
Does Lepismium Bolivianum flower?
Lepismium Bolivianum will flower along the sides of the entire length of the stems on both sides. The flowers are relatively small and pink or white in colour.
How often should you water Lepismium Bolivianum?
You should water your Lepismium Bolivianum when the soil becomes dry to touch. Check the soil by placing your finger 1-2" below the soil to test for moisture before you water. If the soil is dry then your Lepismium Bolivianum will need watering. Reduce watering in winter and try to use soft tepid water when watering your Lepismium Bolivianum. Ensure the plant has drainage and isn’t left sat in excess water. Use Cactus Compost with extra Perlite to prevent root rot.
How long does a Lepismium Bolivianum get?
Lepismium Bolivianum can reach lengths of 1m long. This means it is the perfect hanging plant or cascading shelf plant. Lepismium Bolivianum grow slowly, but with proper care and love they will thrive, so be patient and watch them grow.
How often does a Lepismium Bolivianum need to be repotted?
Repot your Lepismium Bolivianum every one to two years, depending on it’s size and rate of growth. Repot in spring, into a pot one size larger than the current pot. Always use a fast draining soil like Cactus Compost and add a little extra Perlite to avoid root rot.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.