Mistletoe Cactus (Rhipsalis spp.)
Mistletoe Cactus Plant FeaturesAn interesting cactus houseplant, mistletoe cactus is a modern indoor plant that has a unique form thanks to its trailing shape. A lush, full-grown plant looks like a living Cousin It --- making it a fun addition to your indoor decor as well as a conversation piece.
Because mistletoe cactus has trailing stems, you usually see this houseplant sold in hanging baskets. They're a great way to enliven a window.
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Mistletoe Cactus Growing InstructionsGrow mistletoe cactus in low to medium light. It can take a little direct sun indoors, especially in Northern climates, but doesn't need bright sun to thrive. This indoor plant thrives under artificial lighting, too. Our mistletoe cactus
Unlike most cacti, mistletoe cactus comes from tropical rainforests rather than the desert. It typically grows on trees rather than in soil. Because of that, it's best to treat your mistletoe cactus a bit like an orchid and allow the potting mix to dry a bit before watering again. Take care not to overwater mistletoe cactus.
This modern indoor plant also prefers average to high humidity, so it's an excellent choice for growing in well-lit kitchens and bathrooms.
If you want to fertilize your mistletoe cactus, do so in spring and summer using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer.
Note: Mistletoe cactus is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Purifies the air
Complement your Mistletoe CactusSucculents
Mistletoe cactus is an ideal partner for growing with variegated baby jade.
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