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.