The Rhipsalis family is also called the cactus of the jungles. The approximately 60 different species grow on the tree trunks in the partial shade under the treetops of the rainforests. The Rhipsalissen use the tree as an anchorage and hang themselves down with long branches. The Rhipsalis species are found in Central and South America as well as in Africa and some islands in the Indian Ocean. The product group Rhipsalis includes a wide range of varieties that are very trendy. The Rhipsalis range is distinguished by a low demand for consumer care, unique plant shapes with a high decorative value and a very good shelf life.