Fun Facts About the Rhipsalis Succulent Family
Rhipsalis succulents are part of the cactus family and may also be called mistletoe cacti. They are indigenous to Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, and the northern regions of South America. They produce pale white flowers and small, white cylindrical fruits. The entire plant is non-toxic, so it is safe to grow around both humans and animals. They thrive as indoor plants, especially when you place them in bright, indirect light—just keep them out of direct sunlight.
- During the growing season, only water these plants when the soil’s surface is dry. Overwatering can cause root rot. Keep in mind that you’ll need less water during the winter.
- Regularly prune them to maintain the plant’s size and remove dead foliage. Every few years, repot them into a larger pot and add fresh soil with some fertiliser.
- These succulents are easy to propagate from stem cuttings during the growing season.
What to Expect When Receiving Posted Succulents
We select the best-quality plants for you from our stock, remove plants from their pots, and clean off the excess soil. We have found this method to be the safest, cleanest, and most efficient way to post succulents. Pots and potting mix do not form a part of the order, so be sure to purchase these items separately. We wrap the plants individually in padding to protect them during transit.
Plants are living organisms, so keep in mind that they may vary in colour, shape, and size from one another and from the pictures on our site. The season also plays a role in these varieties in appearance.
- If your succulent arrives with watermarks or white spots, there is no cause for alarm: we spray our succulents with a fungicide during winter to protect them against fungus diseases. The residue washes off easily with water.
- After removing excess soil, we leave the plants to dry for a few days before we package and post them. We do so to remove excess moisture so that they don’t develop any fungal or rotting issues while in a confined space. They may appear slightly dry or withered on arrival, but simply place them in a pot with dry potting mix in an airy, light, and warm spot outside of direct sunlight and let them acclimatise for about a week before giving them any water.
- Each order comes with an information pamphlet with care instructions and tips to optimise the growth of your succulent.
Other Products We Offer
We are continuously sourcing succulents from all over the world so that everyone in Australia can have one or more of these beautiful plants in their garden or home. We also offer plant accessories, decorative and ceramic pots, and gift cards.
Contact us for information on caring for your succulent or assistance locating a specific succulent.