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Rhipsalis rhombea
Scientific Name: Rhipsalis rhombea (Salm-Dyck) Pfeiff.
Synonym:
Family: Cactaceae
Rhipsalis  rhombea Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Origin: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

Growth Habits:

Watering Needs: Keep the substrate moist. Water regularly in summer, much less in winter.

Propagation:


"This name cannot be typified and in herbaria, the literature and living collections it has been, and continues to be used in a multitude of senses, including R. crispata, R. occidentalis, R. pachyptera, R. elliptica, and R. oblonga. Its use should be abandoned and ideally it should be formally rejected under the provisions of the International Code." (Barthlott & Taylor (Bradleya 13) : quote from www.rhipsalis.com)

Cultural Practices:
Use orchid type compost, slightly acid.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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