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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
hairy-fruited wickerware cactus
Rhipsalis are epiphytic perennials with branched stems that may be cylindrical, winged or leaf-like, and small funnel-shaped flowers followed by berry-like fleshy fruits
R. pilocarpa is an epiphytic cactus with slender cylindrical stems to 45cm, bearing whorls of branches in the upper part; white flowers 4cm across are followed by deep red berries
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in an epiphytic cactus compost in bright indirect light and high humidity. Mist daily with soft water. Water moderately when in growth and apply a dilute low nitrogen fertilizer monthly. Keep just moist in winter
Propagate by seed or stem section cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can be attacked by mealybugs
Generally disease free
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