Rhipsalis campos-portoana

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    Epiphytic forest cactus from south-east Brazil ...
    Rhipsalis campos-portoana :-

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      That's a very interesting looking plant, Michael. Does it need any special growing medium, feedingor maybe watering with rain water??:scratch:
       
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        I don't give it any special treatment, it is potted in ordinary compost. In the summer I put it in a Perspex shelter and in the winter I bring it into a heated conservatory. It gets water when I remember to give it some, and I hardly ever feed it. I am always surprised when it flowers :)
         
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          Wow, that is impressive! I remember in the 80s all my friends used to grow it as it is so unusual looking plant, and very easy to propagate... but I have never seen a flowering plant. Well done @Michael Hewett :dbgrtmb:

          The flowers look a bit like snowdrops don't they? :)
           
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            Thank you @Selleri , I have several different types of these and many of them flower.
            Yes they do resemble snowdrops :)
             
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