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A picture of a Mistletoe Cactus

Mistletoe Cactus

Rhipsalis spp.

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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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.

Propagation

Cuttings

Seed

Special Features

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers