The Rhipsalis cashero is one of the many variants in the Rhipsalis family. The Rhipsalis cashero is a striking plant with long but rather thick leaf stems. This makes it resemble its big brother the Rhipsalis cassutha which also has long, thin petioles. The stems of this plant hang decoratively from the pot and can grow quite long. These leaf stems can be pruned without problems. Place the plant in a well-lit spot, but avoid direct sunlight. This plant only needs little water.
This plant is originally from Brazil.
The genus Rhipsalis, also called band cactus called, includes about sixty different varieties. Originally, the Rhipsalis comes from South and Central America and Florida. Not all indigenous Rhipsalis varieties are equally suitable as indoor plant, therefore, a few varieties have been selected for the Eden Collection on the basis of life-span. These have been given the name ‘Rock coral’.