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Lepismium bolivianum is an ideal indoor plant for a hanging basket or cascading down from a tall shelf.
Commonly called the Forest Cactus, this attractive foliage plant hails from the dense forests of Bolivia.
So it loves to grow in filtered, diffused light, and shuns the bright sun.
Lepismium bolivianum has flattened, scalloped “leaves” (actually leafless stems) that cascade down in a wonderful thick wavy waterfall of green.
It also sometimes bears a sparce crop of pale pink blooms.
However it is well worth growing just for the spectacular waterfall of foliage alone.
The Forest Cactus is extremely popular as an office pet.
As it has a reputation for helping to clean the air, as well as being virtually neglect proof and easy care.
And can survive in lower light levels than many other indoor plants.
Lepismium bolivianum has a low and infrequent need for water.
So in summer water it only when the pot is very dry. And then completely soak it through.
During winter you can almost forget to water it unless it is bone dry.
Pot into a very free draining potting mix, such as orchid mix.
Quality fertilizer, such as Powerfeed, can be applied in spring and autumn.
We recommend to water in with Seasol at planting. Then follow up with Seasol foliar feeds to strengthen plant growth, health and resistance.
Lepismium bolivianum can be shipped to all states from Di’s Delightful Plants - one of Australia’s largest on-line nursery and mail order plant services.
If you buy 3-6 plants there will be a $0.50 discount per plant"
If you buy 7+ plants there will be a $1.00 discount per plant
Plants on Special are excluded