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.
Hot to trot! The Rhipsalis crispata needs to be kept in a warm environment, ideally no lower than 16°C.
To increase the chance of blooms, this plant likes brightly-lit locations. 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.
Let’s get steamy! The Rhipsalis crispata requires high humidity so pop it in the bathroom to soak up that steam.
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