An elegant trailing cactus very similar to the pencil cactus.
Common Names: Misteltoe Cactus, Spaghetti Cactus, Currant Cactus, Old Man’s Beard, Pencil Cactus
Origin: Tropical Americas
Height: Cascading growth
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Let dry completely
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 16°C - 40°C
Soil: Well draining cactus mix
Container: Pot with drainage
Nutrients: 7-7-7 Monthly
Propagation: Stem / branch cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Low-maintenance hanging basket
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: The stick-like leaves are very weak and can easily break.
Comments: Named after the fruit bearing a resemblance to currants and mistletoe. The plant is an epiphytic cactus, meaning it can grow in the canopies of other trees. One of the few cactus plants available that trails out of the container reliably.