Rhipsalis

 

Rhipsalis is a genus of over 60 South American species, mostly of epiphytic cacti. Some species are commonly found in tropical Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka, but it is probable that they have been introduced. The genus name comes from the Greek for 'wicker', in reference to the flexible branches of some species. Many have hanging stems, sometimes over 6 feet long (2 m). Areolas are small, generally without spines, but often with hair replacing them.

They like shade and some humidity, but in general, will take temperature close to freezing for short periods. The soil mixture should be rich in organic matter and draining well. They are well adapted to baskets. A daily spray of water will be appreciated by most of the species that like a high humidity.

They are propagated by cuttings, or seed.

Species and varieties
Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. horrida
Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana
Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. shaferi
Rhipsalis burchellii
Rhipsalis campos-portoana
Rhipsalis cereoides
Rhipsalis cereuscula
Rhipsalis clavata
Rhipsalis crispata
Rhipsalis cuneata
Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis 'Easter Bouquet'
Rhipsalis elliptica
Rhipsalis ewaldiana
Rhipsalis floccosa
Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. hohenauensis
Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. oreophila
Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. pittieri
Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. pulvinigera
Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. tucumanensis
Rhipsalis goebeliana
Rhipsalis grandiflora
Rhipsalis hoelleri
Rhipsalis juengeri
Rhipsalis lindbergiana
Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides
Rhipsalis micrantha
Rhipsalis neves-armondii
Rhipsalis oblonga
Rhipsalis occidentalis
Rhipsalis olivifera
Rhipsalis ormindoi
Rhipsalis pacheco-leonis
Rhipsalis pacheco-leonis ssp. catenulata
Rhipsalis pachyptera
Rhipsalis paradoxa (Chain Rhipsalis)
Rhipsalis paradoxa ssp. septentrionalis
Rhipsalis pentaptera
Rhipsalis pilocarpa
Rhipsalis pulchra
Rhipsalis puniceodiscus
Rhipsalis rhombea
Rhipsalis russellii
Rhipsalis sulcata
Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis trigona
Rhipsalis aculeata synonym of Lepismium aculeatum
Rhipsalis acuminata synonym of Pseudorhipsalis acuminata
Rhipsalis aethiopica synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana
Rhipsalis alata synonym of Pseudorhipsalis alata
Rhipsalis alboareolata synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis alternata synonym of Rhipsalis paradoxa (Chain Rhipsalis)
Rhipsalis anceps synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis angustissima synonym of Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa
Rhipsalis asperula synonym of Lepismium micranthum
Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. fasciculata synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. rhodocarpa synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis bambusoides synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Rhipsalis bartlettii synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis bauchienii synonym of Lepismium lumbricoides
Rhipsalis biolleyi synonym of Weberocereus biolleyi
Rhipsalis boliviana synonym of Lepismium bolivianum
Rhipsalis brachiata synonym of Rhipsalis cereuscula
Rhipsalis brevibarbis synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis brevispina synonym of Lepismium brevispinum
Rhipsalis buchtieni synonym of Lepismium lumbricoides
Rhipsalis calamiformis synonym of Rhipsalis grandiflora
Rhipsalis capilliformis synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis caripensis synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis cassutha synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis cassutha var. mauritiana synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana
Rhipsalis cassuthopsis synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis cassytha synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis cassytha var. mauritiana synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana
Rhipsalis cassytha var. rhodocarpa synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis cassythoides synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis cavernosa synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis cereiformis synonym of Lepismium ianthothele
Rhipsalis chloroptera synonym of Rhipsalis elliptica
Rhipsalis chrysantha synonym of Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis chrysocarpa synonym of Rhipsalis puniceodiscus
Rhipsalis clavellina synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis comorensis synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana
Rhipsalis conferta synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis coriacea synonym of Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa
Rhipsalis crenata synonym of Lepismium crenatum
Rhipsalis cribrata synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis cribrata synonym of Rhipsalis burchellii
Rhipsalis crispimarginata synonym of Rhipsalis oblonga
Rhipsalis cruciformis synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis cylindrica synonym of Rhipsalis grandiflora
Rhipsalis densi-areolata synonym of Rhipsalis lindbergiana
Rhipsalis dichotoma synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis dissimilis synonym of Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis dissimilis var. setulosa synonym of Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis dusenii synonym of Rhipsalis pachyptera
Rhipsalis echinata synonym of Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides
Rhipsalis ensiformis synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis epiphyllanthoides synonym of Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis epiphylloides synonym of Hatiora epiphylloides
Rhipsalis epiphylloides var. bradei synonym of Hatiora epiphylloides ssp. bradei
Rhipsalis fasciculata synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis fastigiata synonym of Rhipsalis grandiflora
Rhipsalis floribunda synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis flosculosa synonym of Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. pulvinigera
Rhipsalis foveolata synonym of Rhipsalis neves-armondii
Rhipsalis funalis synonym of Rhipsalis grandiflora
Rhipsalis gaermeri synonym of Hatiora gaertneri (Easter Cactus)
Rhipsalis gibberula synonym of Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. pulvinigera
Rhipsalis gonocarpa synonym of Lepismium warmingianum
Rhipsalis gracilis synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis guineensis synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana
Rhipsalis hadrosoma synonym of Rhipsalis grandiflora
Rhipsalis harrisii synonym of Pseudorhipsalis alata
Rhipsalis heptagona synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis herminiae synonym of Hatiora herminiae
Rhipsalis heteroclada synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis himantoclada synonym of Pseudorhipsalis himantoclada
Rhipsalis hohenauensis synonym of Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. hohenauensis
Rhipsalis hookeriana synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis horrida synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. horrida
Rhipsalis houletii synonym of Lepismium houlletianum
Rhipsalis houlletiana synonym of Lepismium houlletianum
Rhipsalis hylaea synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis ianthothele synonym of Lepismium ianthothele
Rhipsalis incachacana synonym of Lepismium incachacanum
Rhipsalis jamaicensis synonym of Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa
Rhipsalis kirbergii synonym of Rhipsalis micrantha
Rhipsalis knightii synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis leiophloea synonym of Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa
Rhipsalis leucorhaphis synonym of Lepismium lumbricoides
Rhipsalis linearis synonym of Lepismium warmingianum
Rhipsalis loefgrenii synonym of Lepismium lumbricoides
Rhipsalis lorentziana synonym of Lepismium lorentzianum
Rhipsalis lumbricoides synonym of Lepismium lumbricoides
Rhipsalis lumbricoides var. aculeata synonym of Lepismium aculeatum
Rhipsalis macahensis synonym of Rhipsalis pulchra
Rhipsalis macrocarpa synonym of Epiphyllum phyllanthus
Rhipsalis macropogon synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis madagascariensis synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis maricaensis synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis megalantha synonym of Rhipsalis neves-armondii
Rhipsalis micrantha synonym of Rhipsalis micrantha
Rhipsalis micrantha synonym of Rhipsalis micrantha
Rhipsalis minutiflora synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis mittleri synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis miyagawae synonym of Lepismium miyagawae
Rhipsalis monacantha synonym of Lepismium monacanthum
Rhipsalis monteazulensis synonym of Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. oreophila
Rhipsalis myosurus synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis neocassutha synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis neves-armondii synonym of Rhipsalis neves-armondii
Rhipsalis novaesii synonym of Rhipsalis neves-armondii
Rhipsalis pacheco-leoni synonym of Rhipsalis pacheco-leonis
Rhipsalis pachyptera synonym of Pseudorhipsalis alata
Rhipsalis paradoxa var. catenulata synonym of Rhipsalis pacheco-leonis ssp. catenulata
Rhipsalis paranganiensis synonym of Lepismium paranganiense
Rhipsalis parasitica synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis parasitica synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis pendula synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis penduliflora synonym of Rhipsalis cereuscula
Rhipsalis penduliflora synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis pendulina synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana
Rhipsalis pentagona synonym of Rhipsalis pentaptera
Rhipsalis phyllanthus synonym of Epiphyllum phyllanthus
Rhipsalis pilosa synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis pittieri synonym of Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. pittieri
Rhipsalis platycarpa synonym of Rhipsalis grandiflora
Rhipsalis prismatica synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis pterocarpa synonym of Lepismium warmingianum
Rhipsalis pterocaulis synonym of Rhipsalis paradoxa (Chain Rhipsalis)
Rhipsalis pulvinigera synonym of Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. pulvinigera
Rhipsalis puniceodiscus var. chrysocarpa synonym of Rhipsalis puniceodiscus
Rhipsalis purpusii synonym of Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa
Rhipsalis radicans synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis radicans var. anceps synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis radicans var. ensiformis synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis ramosissima synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis ramulosa synonym of Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa
Rhipsalis rauhiorum synonym of Rhipsalis micrantha
Rhipsalis regnellii synonym of Lepismium houlletianum
Rhipsalis rhombea var. crispata synonym of Rhipsalis crispata
Rhipsalis riedeliana synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis rigida synonym of Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis robusta synonym of Rhipsalis pachyptera
Rhipsalis robusta synonym of Rhipsalis grandiflora
Rhipsalis rosea synonym of Hatiora rosea (Easter Cactus)
Rhipsalis roseana synonym of Rhipsalis micrantha
Rhipsalis saglionis synonym of Rhipsalis cereuscula
Rhipsalis salicornioides synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Rhipsalis salicornioides var. bambusoides synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Rhipsalis salicornioides var. stricta synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Rhipsalis salicornioides var. villigera synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Rhipsalis sansibarica synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana
Rhipsalis sarmentacea synonym of Lepismium lumbricoides
Rhipsalis saxatile synonym of Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis saxatilis synonym of Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis setulosa synonym of Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis shaferi synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. shaferi
Rhipsalis simmleri synonym of Rhipsalis cereuscula
Rhipsalis spinescens synonym of Rhipsalis dissimilis
Rhipsalis squamulosa synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis stricta synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Rhipsalis suarensis synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis suareziana synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis swartziana synonym of Pseudorhipsalis alata
Rhipsalis taglionis synonym of Rhipsalis cereuscula
Rhipsalis teres synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis teres synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis tetragona synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis tonduzii synonym of Rhipsalis micrantha
Rhipsalis trigonoidea synonym of Rhipsalis trigona
Rhipsalis tucumanensis synonym of Rhipsalis floccosa ssp. tucumanensis
Rhipsalis undulata synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)
Rhipsalis villigera synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Rhipsalis virgata synonym of Rhipsalis teres
Rhipsalis vollii synonym of Lepismium cruciforme
Rhipsalis warmingiana synonym of Lepismium warmingianum
Rhipsalis wercklei synonym of Rhipsalis micrantha
Rhipsalis zanzibarica synonym of Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana

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