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Rhipsalis (Mistletoe Cactus) Mix 6cm Pot

4.00 “Price excl. VAT: 3.52

Rhipsalis is a low-maintenance, hanging houseplant that’s perfect for beginners. Although it has no prickles, it’s a cactus and known as the mistletoe cactus. This may be because the tiny, white flowers that appear along its stems through winter into spring are followed by small, white or pale-pink berries or because its spineless foliage looks a little like mistletoe.

The long stems of this tropical plant make it a good choice for adding greenery to a shelf or mantlepiece. In the wild, rhipsalis is an epiphytic plant, which means it grows on trees. It’s found in tropical jungles in South America.

Rhipsalis is an easy plant to look after and will cope in the humidity of an average room, but when the heating is on and the air is drier, try raising the humidity around your plant by misting it regularly or placing it on a saucer of wet pebbles.

Although rhipsalis is a cactus, it’s native to South American rainforests and needs more watering than a regular cactus. How much you water depends on its position. In a shady spot, keep the compost fairly dry. In a position where the plant gets sunlight, water until the water runs out of the bottom of the pot and then don’t water again until the top few inches of compost dries out. Stick your finger into the pot to see how dry it is. Reduce watering through the winter when your plant is dormant.

Mistletoe cactus does best in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate an hour or so of sun in the morning and afternoon, but too much direct sun may scorch its leaves.

3-4 Varieties available

Supplied in a 6cm pot

Price is per plant

Availability: 4 in stock

SKU: A Rhipsalis / B NL - 645969591 / C 10719920 / D DK Categories: ,
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