Friday, April 26, 2013

Lepismium cruciforme

A wonderful tropical cactus (from Argentina, Brazil & Paraguay) that should get more attention than it does. During the growing season, the plant gets a beautiful purple color that's very striking, and the stems can eventually grow to four feet in length. Though endangered in it's natural habitat, it's easy to grow and - after danger of frost is gone - makes a great hanging plant for patio.


  1. Não sabia que tão bela flor era também nativa do brasil, muito bela por sinal.

    1. Yes, it's a beauty. It's native to northeastern Brazil, as well as parts of Paraquay and Argentina. Unfortunately, it's one of those places I'll probably never get to visit.