How to grow Lepismium

Lepismium grow and care – epiphyte cactus of the genus Lepismium also known as Lepismium cactus, Lepismium perennial used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 13+.

Stems color green or red shape is linear and can be: flat, round or polygon.

Lepismium flower

Flower color can be: white, pink, orange or red, flowers can be flat or multi-petals and can grow next to each joint next to the spines.

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How to grow Lepismium growing and care:

More than 15C, well-drained soil, moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
40-80 cm, 16-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Flat or multi-petals flowers, color can be: white, pink, orange or red, and can grow next to each joint next to the spines

Scientific name:


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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Cactus
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 13