Name: Ripsalis salicornioides aka drunkard’s dream, bottle cactus, or dancing bones. Also known as Hatiora.
Type of Plant: An epiphyte that is native to eastern Brazil. This plant is easy to grow as a houseplant or in a container outside in the summer time.
Why I Love/Hate this plant: I have found this plant impossibly easy to grow. You can break off a piece and stick it in a container of potting mix and it will root and be happy. It has small yellow flowers that appear in the winter and early spring – in other words, it flowers when the days are shorter. It’s a great texture and it doesn’t get pests or require much in the way of repotting or fertilizing…an easy plant to grow.
A Word to the Wise: When indoors put this in a western or southern facing window. If you send it to summer camp, put it in dappled sunlight or early morning sun. Most epiphytes grow in trees, so emulate the conditions it would have if it was growing in the crotch of a tree.