Epiphytic cactus ID - Rhipsalis maybe ?

pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)April 1, 2012

I recently came across this at the Plant Sale Table of my Indoor Gardening Society. Was no ID, but healthy.

Am guessing Rhipsalis of some kind. My first couple of searches didn't yield any matches. ID Suggestions anybody? Since getting situated at my West Window it seems to be taking off.

I like the scallopped leaf edges, artistic looking, elegant:

Seems to be settling in really well

Some of the leaves have roots on their underside, this was surprising to me

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

I don't see any segments. Are there any? It looks like a form of Rhipsalis micrantha, but I think it should have segments.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 6:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tnferguson(7a)

I'm sorry I can't help you with the ID - I am watching this thread closely, though. I've got a plant that looks exactly like yours - it even has some leaves with roots on the underside. I got mine as a cutting from a plant that belonged to my grandmother. I've been giving this the same soil/light/water/fertilizer conditions that I give my Thanksgiving Cactus plants and it's thriving....

-Tim

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 2:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hey Tim,

Interesting, has it bloomed for you yet? Did it for your Grandma if you recall?

Hi Rosemarie,

By 'segments' do you mean its individual 'leaves', what's that term Pachyclada? Don't really see segments if I take your meaning. Isn't it a cool lookin' leaf?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 9:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tnferguson(7a)

Mine hasn't bloomed yet - I started the cuttings last fall. I'm hoping I get a flower or two this year... I don't recall what time of year that my grandmother's plant bloomed - I think it might have been late summer/early fall. It gets red blooms that are 3-4 inches across.

-Tim

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 12:17PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need help IDing a hawthoria.
Any ideas? A penny used as a scale marker. Grantgarden2...
Grantgarden2 Zone 5a/b
Cactus ID?
Purchased this one without a tag. It's about 14"...
fireweed22
Need a good place to buy Mesembs and cheridopsis
Hi folks, Looking for a place that has a good selection...
Bama_Joe
Help with Fred Ives succulent
This is my Fred Ives succulent and I was just wondering...
Elizabeth Thornton
Wholesale cacti nurseries in AZ?
Hello- does anyone know of any wholesale cacti nurseries...
maark23 TX/8a
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™