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Rhipsalis micrantha/Bird's Foot Cactus

Rhipsalis micrantha / Rhipsalis micrantha
Long, hanging stems on a plant growing in a conservatory in a southern California botanical garden
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Long, hanging stems on a plant growing in a conservatory in a southern California botanical garden

Stems of the Bird's Foot Cactus

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Scientific Name: Rhipsalis micrantha
Common Name: Bird's Foot Cactus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit color: White, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This succulent produces long pendent, narrow, flat branches. Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Ideal plant for conservatory and greenhouse settings growing in containers. Produces small white flowers followed by white fruit with reddish tips.