Common Names: Mistletoe Cactus, Spaghetti Cactus.
Description: The Mistletoe Cactus is a stunning epiphyte which can be just as happy in a hanging basket with soil and treated just like any other succulent. This jungle cactus grows long rope-like branches with bright green fleshy stems with darker nodes down each stem.
Flowers: When in season, this spectacular jungle cactus will develop creamy-pink flowers down it’s stems. A happy plant can be absolutely covered in flowers and creates an amazing, perfumed display.
Size: Mature plants can reach lengths of 9m. In most gardens, this kind of space is not readily available and are often kept in hanging baskets and stems trimmed off and ground length.
Growing Season: Summer
Origin: Central and South America and the Carribean.
Positioning: Full to part shade. to mimic the midsection (understory) of rain forests.
Care Instructions: As this rhipsalis is an ephiphyte, ensure not to overwater. This can be avoided by using a sandy potting mix in a well draining hanging basket. Water sparingly, and ensure that the soil has dried out completely before giving a good soak.