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Rhipsalis burchellii - Mistletoe Cactus

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3.5" Nursery Pot

Experience the allure of the rare cactus, Rhipsalis burchellii, an extraordinary addition to any cactus lover's collection. With its delicate, cascading stems and unique form, this plant is sure to captivate your attention and become a standout feature in your indoor oasis.

Rhipsalis burchellii features thin, trailing stems adorned with fine, feathery foliage that creates a mesmerizing curtain of greenery. Its graceful growth habit adds a touch of elegance to any space, whether cascading from a hanging planter or placed on a shelf where its long stems can drape beautifully.

This rare cactus thrives in bright, indirect light, making it perfect for well-lit indoor areas. Its low maintenance nature and ability to tolerate a range of humidity levels make it a suitable choice for various environments. Water this beauty sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings, as Rhipsalis burchellii prefers slightly drier conditions.

The striking features of Rhipsalis burchellii make it a sought-after addition to any plant collection. Its unique appearance and ability to adapt to different growing conditions make it an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced plant enthusiasts alike.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Rhipsalis burchellii
  • Common Name: Rhipsalis, Mistletoe Cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Native Range: Central and Southern America

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light, Best plant at least a few feet removed from a window. Can tolerate minimal light for extended periods of time
  • Water: Prefer lightly moist but not wet soil. Water when soil dry only. Cut back on watering during fall and winter. 
  • Humidity: Average
  • Temperature: Above 50F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with a half dilution of cactus food during spring and summer, once per month at most. 
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants, we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets.