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Forest Cactus

Pfeiffera boliviana

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

60cm

Min

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pfeiffera boliviana
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Forest Cactus Overview

Pfeiffera boliviana is a flowering perennial cactus from the Cactaceae family. This plant has slender, branched and trailing stems similar to Rhipsalis plants. Typically grown for the foliage, this plant forms succulent, flattened pencil-shaped stems which trail attractively over pot edges. This plant was once well known as Lepismium bolivianum or Rhipsalis boliviana and resembles species in those genera. It is an epiphyte; living on the surface of other plants and gaining nutrients from the air, from rainfall and from accumulated debris around them. Flowers are small and creamy-yellow or pink in colour. They are usually cultivated as houseplants or glasshouse specimens as they are frost tender and require high humidity and bright but indirect light.

How to propagate Forest Cactus

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Forest Cactus

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Forest Cactus

Ornamental

Attractive succulent plant.