Video: Ripsalis. Care, Cultivation, Reproduction. Decorative Flowering. Cactus. Houseplants. Flowers. A Photo
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The genus Rhipsalis of the cactus family unites about sixty species of epiphytic shrubs, resembling cacti in appearance. Their shape is very diverse: there are species with thin tubular, articulated stems, with thickened stems, with "faceted" and scaly stems. Plants bloom in winter. At this time, the plants have small white or yellowish flowers. After the end of flowering, fruits are tied - berries of white, red or black color.
The name of the genus is associated with the type and shape of branchy shoots and comes from the Greek word rhips - "weaving". The homeland of all wild species of ripsalis is Brazil.
In culture, three types of ripsalis are most common: thick-winged, hairy and Ulle's ripsalis.
Rhipsalis thick-winged has long (up to one meter) jointed shoots. The leaves are long, rounded, with jagged edges. In length they can reach twenty, and in width - ten centimeters. The leaf blade is dark green with a purple bloom, covered on top with a net of clearly visible veins. The yellowish flowers give off a strong spicy aroma.
Hairy Rhipsalis has soft, thin, highly branching shoots. Their length can reach one hundred and twenty centimeters. It blooms rarely.
Ripsalis Ulle has the longest (up to two meters) stems. They are rounded at the base, and then become flat. The edges of the leaves are serrated.
Ripsalis is unpretentious, but there are some "subtleties" when caring for him. In winter, the plant is placed in a bright, well-ventilated area, and in summer in the shade of trees. Watering in summer - abundant, soft water. In winter, watering the plant is necessary only when the earthen coma dries. Top dressing is carried out once every two weeks. Due to the long stems, the plant pot must be fixed on a stand or suspended.
Reproduction of Ripsalis is possible using seeds or cuttings. The soil temperature during this period should be about +25 degrees Celsius.
The plant is practically not damaged by pests and diseases.
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