Mistletoe Cactus

by Suzi Tehan

In the wild the Mistletoe Cactus survives in forests and grows from trees, cascading like a fern.  Mostly they flower in Spring.  In Summer & Autumn, some produce berries.

The Mistletoe Cactus likes the outdoors, about half shade.  Too little light and leaves may redden, too much and they will flowerless. They like indoors…but not if the air if too dry.  To counter fill a saucer of water nearby. 

They do well in open composted soil. In winter don’t let them get too wet.  Feed when new growth appears in Spring and keep the water up when flowering. 

When tired trim to encourage new growth.

Botanic Name:  Rhipsalis

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