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5 years to reach maturity
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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.
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Attractive succulent plant.