March 1, 2018

Hanging Rhipsalis in My Greenhouse

As many of you know, I love tropical plants and I feel fortunate to have large greenhouses in which many varieties can survive the harsh winters of the northeast.

Over the years, I have amassed quite a collection of beautiful tropicals. Among my favorites is rhipsalis. Also known as chain cactus or mistletoe cactus, rhipsalis is a genus of epiphytic cacti native to the rainforests of Central America, parts of the Caribbean, northern and central South America, and tropical Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka. This week, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, mounted two rhipsalis plants to hang at the entrance of my main greenhouse.

Enjoy these photos and our how-to on making the ideal plant mounting frame.