Karen, the Hurricane Cactus

Lepismium cruciforme
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SKU: LC.0421 Category: Tags: ,

Meet Karen! Or perhaps you will wish you had never met Karen. As prickly as a cactus, the other parents on the soccer field have nicknamed her “Hurricane Karen”. A nickname to which she reacted completely offended upon hearing, though secretly she had never been so proud. Her favorite activity is driving her minivan with reckless abandon, screaming and waving her grande, no fat, 2 pumps sugar free vanilla syrup, iced, but not too much ice, latte at all the other offending drivers. Please don’t anger her. She will ask to speak to your manager.

We recommend planting this plug in our Epiphyte soil.

THIS PLANT SHIPS AS A 1″ FULLY ROOTED STARTER PLANT, AS SHOWN IN THE SECOND PHOTO. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included. If you order multiple plants, we put them together in one pot so they stay moist and insulated. If you think we haven’t sent the full order, please take out the plants from the pot first to count them.

Winter shipping has begun… as a heartfelt thank you, this year we are including free winter protection (thermal insulation liners every time and heat packs as necessary) in each box. *Free winter protection only available through website orders, not our Etsy shop

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  • Loves lots of bright indirect light.
  • Water regularly but allow top 2" of soil to dry out before soaking.
  • When the plant blooms, tiny bright yellow flowers develop into small purple berries (non-edible).
  • Skill Level: Beginner