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A picture of a Chain Cactus

Chain Cactus

Rhipsalis paradoxa

Also known as

Mistletoe Cactus

Photo by TheArchwayPlanter (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Chain Cactus

A photo of Chain Cactus
A Rhipsalis paradoxa plant on a tree in a forest
A close up of some green Rhipsalis paradoxa

Chain Cactus Overview

Rhipsalis paradoxa is a branching, cactus plant from the Cactaceae family. It produces lovely, succulent, flattened green foliage with serrated edges. Commonly known by the name Chain Cactus, this plant originates from Brazil. Primary stems are cylindrical (rounded in the cross-section), while lateral stems are flattened. They produce abundances of small, funnel-shaped flowers. The flowers are green-white or yellowish in colour.

Common problems with Chain Cactus

How to propagate Chain Cactus

Cuttings

You can propagate by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Seed

Special features of Chain Cactus

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant

Pot plant