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This very unique looking plant is surprisingly easy to care for, and may even reward you with flowers when it's happy! As with most cacti and succulents, these will grow best in bright indirect light and should only be watered when the foliage starts to wrinkle.
Pot size: 17cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light, although a few hours of morning or afternoon sun will be fine.
||As much light as possible - winter sun is not as strong.
|Water when the foliage starts to wrinkle and lose it's plump appearance.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.
|Can tolerate average household temperatures and humidity.||Try to keep away from draughts and central heating.
|Feed once a month or so in the growing season||Do not feed in autumn or winter unless the plant is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Mistletoe Cactus
Scientific Name: Rhipsalis Baccifera
Origin: Central America
Toxic: Non-toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Any cacti and succulent potting mix, or you can mix extra drainage materials into regular soil.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has outgrown it's pot.
Propagation: These can be propagated from stem cuttings.
Common problems: Overwatering can cause the foliage to become mushy and drop off - on the other hand, underwatering results in wrinkled and droopy stems.
Care Tips: These can handle a few hours of morning or afternoon sun, which is essential if you want them to flower!
Fun Fact: Many Rhipsalis are epiphytes, which means they grow on other plants and get most of their nutrients from the air and rain!
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.