Mistletoe cactus- Rhipsalis baccifera

Mistletoe cactus- Rhipsalis baccifera

The draping, cascading green stems of the Rhipsalis is a sight to behold! The instant lush waterfall of greenery is not only enjoyable to run your fingers through but is easy to care for. Perfect for hanging pots, or high shelves this succulent (yep, not a cactus after all!) is a spectacular feature in your household. When conditions are right, the Mistletoe cactus will dazzle with tiny white flowers that sprinkle throughout the waterfall of green.


Sunlight

Filtered light, part shade to full shade.

Water

Water frequently in spring and summer, but suspend water in winter

Humidity

Best grown in warm climates or indoors.

Soil

Good quality well-draining potting soil.

Common Problems

Common pests like scale and spider mites can be taken care of simply with a wet cloth or eco-friendly pesticide.

Symptom

Tendrils turn brown and crispy

Cause

Inadequate light

Symptom

Tendrils turn brown and crispy

Cause

Under-watered, low humidity

Precautions

Mistletoe cactus is pet friendly and non-toxic for humans or animals if ingested, just keep in mind your kitten try to play with it like a string toy!

 

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  • 1. Drainage

    Place a single layer of drainage screen directly over the drain hole.

  • 2. Pot setup

    Once you have chosen the location for your pots, place four pot feet on the ground and position the pot on top.

  • 3. Potting mix

    Cover the piece of drainage screen with a good quality potting mix and fill the pot to the desired level and gently compact in layers.

  • 4. Plant it

    Carefully remove the plant from its nursery pot. Put the plant in your prepared garden pot, ensuring the potting mix soil sits at the same level as the soil in the nursery pot.

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