Rhipsalis (Mistletoe Cactus)

The weird and wonderful Rhipsalis trailing plants, also known as the Mistletoe cactus, are a variety of cascading plants that add serious texture and impact to any interior space. Any one of them will be a ridiculously fine looking addition to your plant collection hanging from the ceiling or cascading from a shelf. 

They are known for their unique and varying shapes and colours and are also really easy to look after (even for the indoor plant novice, promise!)

Native to Central America, they grow up in the trees and have become very tolerant of staying dry and being very damp for periods of time, making them a really handy indoor plant. They are also considered an epiphyte which means they grow attached to branches and trunks of trees in their native environment. 

Which one is your fave? 'Cos we love every single one of them!

L I G H T :
Bright filtered light is ideal for the best growing conditions. They will enjoy some mild morning sun and also are tolerant of a medium light position. They also grow well outdoors undercover.

W A T E R :
Water every few weeks in Winter, these guys are happy to dry out between drinks. In Summer, every week or two. Drench in the sink.

O T H E R  N O T E S : 
Fertilise - Every couple of weeks in Spring and Summer. We recommend using Munash Fertiliser, or the We the Wild fertiliser pack.

Flowers - Each of the varieties of Rhipsalis produce little flowers, all unique in varying colours and forms.

Re-potting - Only every few years, they are happy to be tightly bound in the pot and will happily grow in their pot size for a few years before being potted up. Only re-pot your plants in Spring and Summer (growing season).

Pets - Safe for your furry friends

Shop of range of Rhipsalis 
varieties HERE

July 08, 2021 — Emily Deneys