The Story of Rhipsalis
Rhipsalis is actually a cactus, but without the spikes. This houseplant is a fast grower that hangs down in long messy tendrils or grows upwards in a bushy form.
Dark green at the top, a bit wispy at the ends, the plant is also known as mistletoe cactus, and is virtually maintenance-free. Rhipsalis copes pretty well with inconsistent watering and is a richly branched beauty under ideal conditions.
Available in Many Varieties
Rhipsalis is available in many varieties, from a compact tabletop plant with coral-like greenery (R. pilocarpa) or a messy green tangle (R. cassutha) to a hanging plant with long tendrils (R. baccifera). The leaves can be slightly twisting ribbons or a sort of green spaghetti. All the varieties are offered in sizes ranging from S to XL.
Sales Tips for November
Select pots with a robust and natural appearance: ceramic with a bark pattern, wood or a dish with natural shades. November is a rather intimate, restrained month. The hanging forms of Rhipsalis particularly emphasise that sense of enclosure.
Rhipsalis has been chosen by Flower Council Holland as its Houseplant for November. This is an on-going initiative to promote the benefits of houseplants across the retail plant sector.