- Rhipsalis paradoxa minor
Rhipsalis paradoxa minor
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.
Rhipsalis paradoxa minor is a trailing or hanging house plant that is in the Cataceae family. This plant is native to Brazil and is known to thrive in subtropical habitats. Kept in the right conditions, it foliage can hang to over 1 metre.
Pot size: 21cm
Height: Foliage reaches 50m in length
How do you take care of Rhipsalis?
Care for Rhipsalis paradoxa minor by keeping it in a spot that gets good indirect light, such as an east-facing windowsill. Although this plant is a cactus, its natural habitat is a tropical jungle, so it will thrive best in warm and humid conditions, such as a heated bathroom or kitchen. Keep this plant away from direct sunlight to avoid the soil drying out.
Can you root Rhipsalis in water?
Rhipsalis paradoxa will not root in water. This plant requires moist, free-draining compost with added perlite to grow properly.
How do you prune Rhipsalis paradoxa?
Prune a Rhipsalis paradoxa only if you wish to curb growth, or if dead leaves are not falling off as they should. Take a sterilised blade, or scissors, and a bowl with nine parts water and one part bleach. Cut dead leaves by slicing between leaf sections, and then disinfect your blade by dipping it in the bleach solution between each cut. Only remove damaged end sections.
Is Rhipsalis paradoxa poisonous?
Rhipsalis paradoxa is not known to be poisonous, however, you may wish to keep it out of reach of pets or children just in case.
How do you water Rhipsalis paradoxa?
Water Rhipsalis paradoxa once a week, but before doing so check that the topsoil has dried out first. Although this plant thrives in subtropical environments, it is susceptible to rotting if it is overwatered.
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.