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Cactus Rhipsalis baccifera aka Mistletoe Cactus - 6” Hanging Basket

Cactus Rhipsalis baccifera aka Mistletoe Cactus - 6” Hanging Basket

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Rhipsalis baccifera, commonly known as Mistletoe Cactus or Rhipsalis, is a type of epiphytic cactus that is native to Central and South America. Unlike most cacti, which are often associated with arid environments, Rhipsalis species are adapted to growing in the canopies of trees in rainforests and other tropical regions.

Rhipsalis baccifera has long, trailing, and pendulous stems that give it a distinctive appearance. The stems are thin and segmented, and they can range in color from green to reddish-brown. Small, white or cream-colored flowers may appear at the tips of the stems, followed by small, berry-like fruits.


Rhipsalis baccifera prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct morning sunlight, but it should be protected from intense afternoon sun, which can scorch its delicate stems.

As a tropical epiphytic plant, Rhipsalis prefers consistently moist but not soggy soil. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch or two of the soil feels dry. During the growing season (spring and summer), water more frequently, and reduce watering during the dormant season (fall and winter).

Rhipsalis benefits from higher humidity levels, which mimic its natural rainforest habitat. You can increase humidity by misting the plant or placing it near a humidifier.

Maintain temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C). Avoid exposing the plant to cold drafts or temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

Use a well-draining potting mix that is formulated for cacti and succulents. You can also add some orchid bark or perlite to improve drainage.

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