*Unfortunately, these plants cannot be sent and are collect from our Athens store only*
Rhipsalis is the largest and most diverse genus of epiphytic cactus plants. The majority of the plants grow as pendulous epiphytes, while a few are epilithic and terrestrial growers. Furthermore, the stems of the Rhipsalis plants are succulent in nature. However, the extent of succulence is variable among the species. As far as appearance is concerned, the stem shape of the plants can be terete, angular, or flat.
The Rhipsalis Cassutha or Mistletoe Cactus, is characterised by the fresh and bright green colour of its thin stems that combine together in a bunch and hang from the pot. This cactus has pencil thin succulent stems that may reach 2m in length. The thick skin of the stems does not produce thorns, but it does have almost imperceptible bumps on the surface of the plant.
These plants are found clinging to tree crotches, in branch nooks and nestled in rock crevasses.
In nature, this Brazilian endemic plant is threatened by habitat loss. The beautiful pendulous branches of this rhipsalis are a perfect choice to form a hanging basket for your living-room but it can also look very nice in a tall vase.
Rhipsalis Cassutha is easy to grow and has very minimal needs.
Ensure that your mistletoe cactus is planted in well-drained soil. Place the plant away from direct sunlight and regularly give it a small amount of water. Water frequently in spring and summer, but suspend water in winter. Make sure you don’t over-water, as it will lead to root rot and other plant issues.
If any of the stems are damaged, you can trim them off with a sharp, sterile knife. Use these as cuttings to start new Rhipsalis mistletoe cactus.
Please note that the photo is indicative, each plant has different shape and size. This plant comes in a plastic hanging pot.
Dimensions: pot size Ø 20 cm / vine length 120 cm (approx)
*Some items, typically plants and very fragile objects, are only available for collect in store. This will normally be indicated on the product details page. If you are unable to complete checkout and are shown a message advising that no delivery options are available, it is likely that you have added some of these products to your basket.