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Rhipsalis crispata - Mistletoe Cactus

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SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with a 15cm+ opening

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A subtle bundle of rippling ribbons tipped with pinkish hues gives this trailing cactus a softer, gentler feel than its cousins. The scalloped petal leaves delicately tumble and descend downwards, lending your space an atmosphere of calm and stillness.

The mistletoe cactus is known to bloom small creamy-white flowers along its trailing leaves, softening the aura in interior spaces.

Although Rhipsalis is a cactus, don’t think dry, arid landscapes. These are jungle cactus, native to the hot, steamy rainforests of Central and South America. They need warmth and high humidity.

Rhipsalis crispata - Mistletoe Cactus Care & Info Guide

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light conditions, but will tolerate some lower light levels. Keep away from direct sunlight as this can cause leaf spotting and burning.

Water: Prefers more water during the warmer months, but won't appreciate sitting in wet conditions. Try to keep things lightly moist. Water gently as the top of the soil starts to dry out but there is still moisture at root level. In winter, allow the soil to dry out a little more between watering.

Temperature: Needs to be warm, with conditions from 16-25°C. Will not tolerate cooler conditions. Place away from cold drafts.

Humidity: High humidity requirements. Ideally suited to kitchens and bathrooms where they can take advantage of any steam generated.

Feed: Apply a weak cactus feed during the summer. View Plant Nutrition

Height and Growth Rate: Trails 1-2m. Fast growing. Cut back in early spring to desired size if it gets too long.

Care Tips: To increase the chance of blooms, this plant likes bright warm climates of 18-24 degrees. A position with morning sunlight and afternoon shade would be perfect. Too much shade and the plant will not bloom and growth will be stunted.

Origin: Tropics of South America specifically Brazil.

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