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Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pseudorhipsalis (soo-do-RIP-sa-liss) (Info)
Species: ramulosa (ram-yoo-LOH-suh) (Info)

Synonym:Disocactus ramulosus
Synonym:Rhipsalis ramulosa
Synonym:Rhipsalis purpusii
Synonym:Rhipsalis jamaicensis
Synonym:Rhipsalis coriacea

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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 tusky1959 On Mar 3, 2015, tusky1959 from Charlotte Harbor, FL wrote:

what is the common name for this plant

Positive BLBdixie On Apr 16, 2009, BLBdixie from Saint Petersburg, FL wrote:

I grow this plant with my orchids. It likes to be moist - does not like to dry out. I won a 1st place ribbon last year at the Green Thumb Flower show in St. Petersburg & I will be entering it again this year as it is even more spectacular now that it is in bloom

Positive vossner On Sep 8, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Absolutely beautiful plant, the more sun, the redder it gets. It is new for me so don't know how well it will do in winter.
Update: Lost my first plant in winter 2009/2010 which was unsually cold for our area. Got another one and this year I put in the garage! Still love the plant. very low maint., not easily available in my area.

Neutral Xenomorf On Sep 21, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

More synonyms of this plant are Rhipsalis leiophloea, Hariota coriacea, Hariota ramulosa & Cereus ramulosus.


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

Brooksville, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Dade City, Florida
Deland, Florida
Englewood, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Miami, Florida
Port Charlotte, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sebastian, Florida
Wellborn, Florida
Haiku, Hawaii
Holualoa, Hawaii
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Lake Jackson, Texas
Plano, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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