Hurricane Cactus

Regular price R 320.00
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Scientific Name: Lepismium cruciforme
Common Name: Hurricane Cactus 

  • Waterwise
  • Beautiful and unique colouration 
  • Undemanding and tolerates neglect
  • Plant level: Easy

Our Hurricane Cactus come in a 20cm Nursery Pot. 

A succulent that grows on trees and in rock crevices in the Atlantic forests of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

In your home though, the Hurricane Cactus makes a great house plant due to its presence and personality:

  • It's unfussy - water it once the top layer of soil gets dry.
  • It's fascinating - watch its colour change to more intense reddish hues of purple and pink if placed in brighter light conditions.
  • It's pretty - enjoy the delicate shower of white-pink bloom that adorn its branches during it's flowering season.

Styling Tip: Place it in an elevated position, in a plant hanger or on a shelf, to appreciate its full, cascading foliage best.


Care Instructions

Follow these instructions to keep your Hurricane Cactus (Lepismium Cruciforme) healthy and happy:

Water: Check the top layer of soil (approx 3cm). Once this is dry, it's time to water. Do not let the roots dry out. Soak your plant, let excess water run off, and ensure that it isn't waterlogged.
Light: Prefers dappled shade or filtered sunlight. Do not give the plant full sunlight as this would be too intense. 
Humidity: Normal room humidity should be fine, no adjustments required. 
Fertilize: Feed with diluted, well balanced, organic fertiliser during its growing season (spring through summer) once every 2 weeks. During the dormancy period, cut back to once a month. 


We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days after day of order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days after day of order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days after day of order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days after day of order (CPT regional), 4-7 days (rest of SA)

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
A custom shipping rate will be calculated at checkout based on your address and number of items selected.


Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.

Hurricane Cactus
Hurricane Cactus
Hurricane Cactus

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