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Mistletoe Cactus

Rhipsalis spp.

Rhipsalis salicornioides 1 by Glenn (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H3-H1b

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

20cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of a white Rhipsalis flower and some green stems
A close up of some green Rhipsalis leaves
A Rhipsalis plant with thin green stems
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A close up of a green Rhipsalis plant

Mistletoe Cactus Overview

Rhipsalis is a genus with around 43 flowering perennials in the cactus family, Cactaceae. They have slender, branched and trailing stems and are native to Central America and the Caribbean with a few Old World species. Commonly known as Mistletoe Cactus, these plants are epiphytes; they live on the surface of other plants and gain nutrients from the air, from rainfall and accumulated debris around them. Flowers are delicate and cream-white to pink-tinged in colour, leading onto vibrant pink-red berry fruits. They are usually cultivated as houseplants or glasshouse specimens as they are frost tender and require high humidity and bright but indirect light.

Common problems with Mistletoe Cactus

How to propagate Mistletoe Cactus

Cuttings

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Special features of Mistletoe Cactus

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

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