Rhipsalis Hatiora

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Rhipsalis Hatiora, aka Hatiora salicornioides, commonly known as the Dancing Bones Cactus or Drunkard's Dream, is an epiphytic cactus native to Brazil. This charming species features segmented, pendant stems that resemble a cascade of tiny bones or bottles, hence the common names. The stems can turn slightly reddish in strong light, and in spring, small, yellowish flowers may appear, followed by tiny red fruit. Its unique shape and growth habit make it an excellent choice for hanging baskets.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

Ensure the plant has a well-draining soil mix to prevent water-logging, which can cause root rot. Feed with a cactus or succulent fertilizer during the growing season for best growth.

Rhipsalis Hatiora

Care Guide

How to take care of Rhipsalis Hatiora

They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of late afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.

You can feel comfortable having this plant around your home in the potential case where your pet feels like nibbling on it. However, we typically recommend keeping your pets from eating any of your houseplants.

Plant Bio

About Rhipsalis Hatiora

Botanical Name: Hatiora salicornioides, formerly Rhipsalis Hatiora

Hatiora salicornioides, formerly Rhipsalis Hatiora

Common Name: Dancing Bones Cactus, Drunkard's Dream

Dancing Bones Cactus, Drunkard's Dream

Origin: Brazil


Allow me to introduce the Rhipsalis Hatiora, a plant that illustrates how resilience and adaptability can create something truly extraordinary.

The Rhipsalis Hatiora, sometimes known as Dancing Bones or Drunkard's Dream, is a captivating cactus with a difference. Unlike its desert-dwelling cousins, it hails from the rainforests of South America, highlighting its ability to adapt and flourish in diverse conditions. Its sprawling stems cascade downwards, each segment swaying with an almost rhythmic motion, like dancers in the wind.

This plant prefers bright indirect light, a reminder that we don't always need to be in the spotlight to thrive. When it comes to watering, allow the top inch of soil to dry out between drinks. This restraint illustrates the importance of balance and patience, in plant care and in life.

In the wild, the Rhipsalis Hatiora grows as an epiphyte, often hanging from tree branches, a testament to its adaptability and resilience. It's a living lesson that beauty can be found in unexpected places, and sometimes, the most remarkable things come from stepping out of our comfort zone.

Welcome the Rhipsalis Hatiora into your space. It's not just a plant; it's a celebration of adaptability, resilience, and the beauty of dancing to life's rhythm. Let it inspire you to embrace the unexpected and flourish in your unique way.

Rhipsalis Hatiora

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