“Lepismium” Genus

Lepismium Genus Image

Lepismium comes from the Greek term “leppis,” meaning “scale.” This genus was known for its small scales beneath the areole. Lepismium is native to Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. Lepismium plants are both “epiphytic” or “lithophytic” – meaning “tree-dwellers” or “rock-dwellers.” Lepismium requires a wetter environment and doesn’t thrive well in deserts. Currently, this genus has seven species.

Lepismium Plants On Succulent City

Lepismium Cruciforme Image
Lepismium Cruciforme (Hurricane Cactus)
Lepismium Bolivianum Image
Lepismium Bolivianum (Pfeiffera Bolivianum)
Lepismium Houlletianum Image
The Snowdrop Cactus ‘Lepismium Houlletianum’


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