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A picture of a Hurricane Cactus

Hurricane Cactus

Lepismium cruciforme

Photo by Leonel Roget (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size






5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Hurricane Cactus

A close up of a Lepismium cruciforme cactus
A close up of some Lepismium cruciforme growing on a tree

Hurricane Cactus Overview

Lepismium cruciforme is a flowering perennial cactus from the Cactaceae family. This plant has slender, branched and trailing stems similar to Rhipsalis plants. Typically grown for the foliage, this plant forms succulent, flattened pencil-shaped stems which trail attractively over pot edges. Commonly known as Hurricane Cactus. It is an epiphyte; living on the surface of other plants, growing on trees and gaining nutrients from the air, from rainfall and from accumulated debris around them. Flowers are small and pink-white in colour. This plant is usually grown indoors as a houseplant or glasshouse specimen as they are frost tender and require high humidity and bright but indirect light.

How to propagate Hurricane Cactus



Special features of Hurricane Cactus

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Hurricane Cactus


Attractive succulent plant.


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