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PlantFiles: Rhipsalis
Rhipsalis elliptica

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhipsalis (RIP-sa-lis) (Info)
Species: elliptica (ee-LIP-tih-kuh) (Info)

Synonym:Rhipsalis chloroptera

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive thistlesifter On Nov 28, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

Plant grows both in and out of greenhouse. Outdoor in bright light it takes on a lavendar hue. In greenhouse in shadier locale it has brighter green growth and will flower profusely in late Fall.

It is one of the more beautiful rhipsalis species. More orderly in its growth habit than many of the genus.



This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Spring Valley, California
Vista, California
Clearwater, Florida
Lake Jackson, Texas

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