Rhipsalis is found as an epiphyte in tropical rainforests, but some species may also grow lithophytic -that is growing in the cracks of rocks. There are just under 40 species, the genus is found widely in Central America, parts of the Caribbean and a significant part of Northern and Central South America. Most diversity of Rhipsalis is found in the rainforests of the Mata Atlantica in Southeastern Brazil. It is found throughout the New World, and additionally in (Sub-Saharan) tropical Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka. Rhipsalis, belonging to the Cactaceae, is the only cactus with a natural occurrence outside the New World.

Although Rhipsalis belongs to the family of the Cactaceae, it does not have the notorious spines, a property which makes it very suitable to keep as indoor ornamental plants. As all Cactaceae, Rhipsalis is mentioned on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora) list. This means that Rhipsalis is a protected plant species that only can be traded with CITES export and import documents. For the export of Rhipsalis Oasis Young Plants Ltd. provides appropriate export documents, and European and American partners will organize the right CITES import documents. In this way, Oasis Young Plants Ltd. contributes in a very effective way to the prevention and propagation of endangered plant species.

The Rhipsalis species present at Oasis Young Plants Ltd.

  • Rhipsalis agudoensis
  • Rhipsalis baccifera
  • Rhipsalis baccifera horrida
  • Rhipsalis baccifera shaferi
  • Rhipsalis burchellii
  • Rhipsalis cassutha
  • Rhipsalis cassutha 'Oasis'
  • Rhipsalis cereuscula
  • Rhipsalis clavata
  • Rhipsalis crispata
  • Rhipsalis ewaldiana
  • Rhipsalis floccosa
  • Rhipsalis (teres) heteroclada
  • Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides
  • Rhipsalis pachyptera 'Rubra'
  • Rhipsalis paradoxa minor
  • Rhipsalis pulchra
  • Pseudorhipsalis himanthoclada
  • Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa 'Red Coral'

The Rhipsalis species are sold as young plant material in various sizes of pots or cocoon plugs. The cuttings of the various Rhipsalis species are shipped as bundles. The weight and length of each bundle can be adjusted to the wishes of the customer and is related to the pot size and the size of the plant that the customer wants to realize.