Pseudorhipsalis (formerly Wittia) amazonica
Pseudorhipsalis (formerly Wittia) amazonica
Pseudorhipsalis (formerly Wittia) amazonica
Pseudorhipsalis (formerly Wittia) amazonica
Pseudorhipsalis (formerly Wittia) amazonica
Pseudorhipsalis (formerly Wittia) amazonica
Pseudorhipsalis (formerly Wittia) amazonica

Pseudorhipsalis (formerly Wittia) amazonica

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A plant with a confused name. Seen variously as a Disocactus, Wittiocactus and Pseudorhipsalis, it is nonetheless a beautiful species. Native from Costa Rica to Peru in seasonally wet forests, it has flat, blade-like stems that branch laterally and hang under their own weight. Perhaps its most unique feature is the numerous tubular flowers which are purple, pink and blue. This blue represents the only occurrence of this flower color in the Cactaceae. Though rumored to be difficult, we find it easy to cultivate and grow it profusely from in-house produced seed.

Note: This plant is on C.I.T.E.S. and can not be exported.

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Willy P.
Formerly known as Wittia Amazonica

I have had this plant for the past 15 years and it's gotten huge.
I find it fairly easy to maintain here in central NJ. In summer, I keep it in a bright but slightly shady location hanging from my oak tree. Although it's been advised not to expose this plant to temps below 60 F, I've found it-as well as its rooted cuttings- can take it into the mid 50's without a problem. While indoors from late fall through mid-Spring, I give it bright (southern) exposure with minimal watering. I love this plant as it rewards me every Spring with many small pink/blue tipped flowers.