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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.

Hanging pot with a spindly overhanging cactus.

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.

A curtain of Rhipsalis baccifera.

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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