Pfeiffera Boliviana

Regular price R 395.00
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Scientific Name: Lepismium bolivianum
Synonyms: Forest Cactus, Hariota boliviana, Rhipsalis boliviana, Pfeiffera boliviana

  • Handsome and eye-catching jungle cactus
  • Easy care¬†
  • Ideal hanging plant
  • Loves bright indirect light
  • A must have for any collector

Comes in a 15cm Hanging Nursery Basket.

These ideal houseplants make for a magnificent focal point in any brightly lit interior, adding that little extra spark with its lush deep green flat foliage.

Lepismium Bolivianum is found growing epiphytically in rock and tree crevices throughout the Bolivian Forests, hence one of its common names being Forest Cactus. These beautiful plants have a stunning trailing nature, cascading gracefully over the edge of their pots, making them ideal hanging basket plants or can look glorious flowing off a shelf.

The Pfeiffera Boliviana loves bright indirect light to thrive but direct sunlight will scorch your plant's foliage, leaving it unhappy and looking less than stellar. Yet, when provided with optimal conditions of even moisture and good airflow, these spectacular specimens will reward you with pink white blooms along their flat slender foliage adding to their appeal.

These highly sought after plants with their easy-care nature make excellent beginner plants or perfect any indoor plant enthusiast looking for something a little different. Where ever you choose to display this magnificent plant be it at home or in the office, it will truly make a statement.

Please note: These gorgeous plants are sadly toxic to pets.

Follow these instructions to keep your Pfeiffera Boliviana happy and healthy.

Light: Prefers bright filtered light.
Water: Water once the soil has dried out two-thirds of the way. Lepisimum can withstand bouts of drought but prefer evenly moist soil, be cautious of allowing the roots to sit in soggy soil.
Humidity: Average room humidity is ideal, these plants grow in airy conditions and high humidity can lead to rot, avoid steamy kitchens and bathrooms.
Fertilize: Fertilize during the active growing season of Spring through to Summer and allow a rest period in winter.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And 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 from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

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


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
Our System calculates custom quotes based on the items in your basket.

Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.


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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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