Lepismium bolivianium XL

Lepismium bolivianium XL


Lepismium bolivianium is more commonly known as Forest Cactus. Growing natively in the rainforests of Bolivia, this species is sometimes misclassified into the genus Rhipsalis, but the difference is obvious when the plant blooms. 


Although bolivianum is part of the cactus family, it is adapted to a tropical climate. Being epiphytic (growing on a tree) they prefer indirect light and regular waterings during the active growing season. Allow anywhere up to half the medium to dry out regularly. Be mindful of any direct sun in summer as this can scorch the slender stems.


Over winter allow the medium to dry out fully. They do not like to be kept cold and wet. Blackening of the stems is an idication there is too much moisture, in which case you may need to aerate the compost and reduce watering. As your plant matures you may notice the fleshy stems become wooden over time. This is a natural process for most jungle cacti.


Lepismium bolivianium produce white, daisy like flowers that are much larger than those in the Rhipsalis genus. To get your Lepismium to flower indoors, give the plant ideal conditions. Added humidity can help encourage blooming. Flowering usually happens in spring to early summer. 


All plants are sold in their nursery pots. Decorative pots are sold seperately - you can  head over to our Pot Collection.  Bolivianum in its 20cm nursery pot, fits our XL Bali pots, as well as our XL Almada Pot and our XL Raw Stone Pot.


Do not pot directly into our decorative pots. It's much better for your plant to keep it in its nursery pot to allow adequate drainage.


Plant in nursery pot, 20cm diameter - £79.50

Length - 110cm approx 

Please note: plants will slightly vary in shape and size from the example image


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Please contact us if you would like us to deliver outside of these areas.  We can give you a quote for delivery.

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