Rhipsalis pilocarpa is part of the cacti family hailing from the jungle or rainforest regions of Brazil. They are hairy and grow like shrub but they are not sharp and prickly rather, they are sicky and soft. Rhipsalis pilocarpa are plants known to be jungle cacti as they won’t survive in dry, arid-like conditions as desert cacti can.
Rhipsalis pilocarpa is an epiphyte in the wild, meaning it lives on a host tree but does not parasitize or harm it. Its narrow cylindrical stems stand erect at first, and become drooping with short straight branches arranged in whorls, growing to 50 cm (20 in) tall and broad. The stems are crassulent, segmented, and may split after each segment. It's one of the Rhipsalis species with spines that can still be seen, especially on young stems.
The fragrant, white terminal flowers grow to be 2.5 to 4 cm in diameter and occur alone or in pairs. The spherical, wine-red fruits are studded with bristle-like spines and have a berry-like form.
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