Rhipsalis Pulvinigerum, Mistletoe Cactus
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Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. Mauritiana is a native of Brazil and is a beautiful easy-care plant wIth cactus-like trailing leaves. It's a very fast grower and with a little care, it will thrive in a small pot for years.
We love this plant for its easy care nature and unusual almost alien-like appearance providing interesting structure and shape. It works well as a potted plant or as a hanging plant.
In the wild it's native to Brazil, where it lives in tropical subtropical or tropical forests, hanging or hanging on branches or growing in the hollow of old trees. The main threat to the species is deforestation.
In its native habitat, it can be found growing along tree branches as an epiphyte, never harming its host but growing in harmony adding to the biomass and diversity of an ecosystem. Rhipsalis will grow in almost any light condition making it ideal as a houseplant and it travelled around the world being cultivated into many forms as a houseplant. It will, however, grow best in bright indirect light.
Rhipsalis make a great houseplant gift for friends or family - surprise them with rainforest style! If you are giving Rhipsalis as a gift, make sure you include your message at the basket stage. We’ll deliver the houseplant along with a free, handwritten card - and we’ll leave out the paperwork with the price on!
Rhipsalis care level
This plant is easy to care for, great for beginners.
Where should I put this plant?
likes bright indirect light, it will also enjoy a sunny spot, so it’s not a fussy plant but will burn in full sun.
How should I water this plant?
Water when the top two inches of soil are dry, make sure you don’t overwater this plant.
Should I feed this plant?
Feed once a month in spring and summer with liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food?
Is this plant suitable if I have pets?
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is this plant?
W14cm x H35cm
For some great advice on general houseplant care, why not have a look at the video we’ve made for you? Click Here
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot