How to care for Rhipsalis clavata
How often to water your Rhipsalis clavata
Rhipsalis clavata needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Sacramento, California.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for None in your home
Rhipsalis clavata may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ⛅.
How to fertilize Rhipsalis clavata
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Rhipsalis clavata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Rhipsalis clavata thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Rhipsalis clavata may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Rhipsalis clavata prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.
Rhipsalis clavata is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!
Rhipsalis clavata grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
It’s common for Rhipsalis clavata to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Rhipsalis clavata is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.
Rhipsalis clavata produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.
Care Summary for Rhipsalis clavata
0.5 cups every 12 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Sacramento, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.