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Discover the unique Rhipsalis, a jungle cactus perfect for indoor environments, offering a refreshing twist to traditional cacti. Our collection features various species like Rhipsalis paradoxa, pilocarpa, and burchellii, known for their segmented stems and vibrant colors under light. Thriving in indirect light, these plants prefer well-draining soil and moderate watering, reflecting their rainforest origins. Ideal for those seeking low-maintenance yet exotic indoor plants, Rhipsalis ensures a touch of tropical elegance in your living space. Buy online now and transform your home with the enchanting Mistletoe Cactus. Care guides available to ensure your Rhipsalis stays vibrant and healthy.

A Complete Guide to Effortless Rhipsalis Care

Not every cactus comes adorned with thick, spiny exteriors or daunting sharp points—Rhipsalis, also recognized as mistletoe or coral cactus, showcases graceful, thin, segmented branches that elegantly dangle from their containers. This mistletoe cactus variety is just as straightforward to maintain as its cacti cousins, and regardless of the Rhipsalis species you possess, they all flourish under similar care conditions.

Effortless Guide to Caring for Your Rhipsalis Plant

Table of Contents Searching for a unique trailing houseplant to enhance your space?

Let me introduce you to the perfect solution: Rhipsalis, known alternatively as mistletoe or coral cactus. These striking cacti feature exceptionally elongated stems that cascade beautifully over their pots, creating an eye-catching display. With a vast array of species within the genus, there’s surely a Rhipsalis that fits your aesthetic.

Continue reading to discover all there is to know about nurturing Rhipsalis and how to successfully cultivate a mistletoe cactus in your space.

Common Names: Mistletoe cactus, coral cactus, spaghetti cactus
Scientific Name: Rhipsalis
Family: Cactaceae
Potential Size: Can grow up to 6 1/2 feet in length and 1 1/2 feet in width
Light Requirements: Prefers bright, indirect light
Soil Preference: Favors rich, yet well-draining soil
Watering Needs: Maintain slightly moist
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About Rhipsalis
Overview
Rhipsalis is classified within the group of jungle cacti, a unique cacti category distinct from the typical spiny desert varieties. Many, like the Epiphyllum, especially the well-known fishbone cactus, possess actual leaves, and very few are equipped with significant spikes.

Distinguished by its trailing habit, Rhipsalis features an abundance of segmented stems (whose specific looks vary across different species; this will be covered in detail later) that droop gracefully and can reach considerable lengths. It's an ideal choice for a hanging basket, particularly when the plant receives some direct sunlight, which encourages the foliage to develop a beautiful red to orange hue indicative of sunlight exposure.



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