The origin of the Rhipsalis is Central and South America. these plants are also found in Florida and parts of Africa. The plants grow up as epiphytes. The Rhipsalis is related to the cactus (Cactaceae), but fortunately without the spines.
The plant consumes very little water. Give a little more water during the growth period. It is best to let the potting soil dry out between waterings. When watering, use lime-free, lukewarm water.
The plant needs little nutrition, only fertilize at most once a month in spring and summer.
The Rhipsalis can be placed in partial shade as well as in the sun. Give a little more water in sunny weather. The plant can also hang outside in the summer.
High humidity and + - 24 ° is ideal, but the plant also thrives at normal room temperatures and a dry atmosphere. In winter, preferably cooler, 15 ° is optimal, also less water in this period.
You can easily propagate the plant. The cuttings you remove will root very easily.
The Rhipsalis is not hardy.