Rhipsalis baccifera <br> Mistletoe Cactus

Rhipsalis baccifera
Mistletoe Cactus

Aquatopia Conservatory
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An elegant trailing cactus very similar to the pencil cactus.


Rhipsalis baccifera                      

RIP-sa-lis bak-IF-er-uh

Common Names: Misteltoe Cactus, Spaghetti Cactus, Currant Cactus, Old Man’s Beard, Pencil Cactus

Family: Cactaceae

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.  

Toxicity: Safe.