Rhipsalis baccifera subs. horrida - Mouse Tail Cactus - Statement Plants
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Rhipsalis baccifera subs. horrida - Mouse Tail Cactus

An epiphytic, cactus with long trailing stems, bearing small white flowers in spring and summer. A low maintenance, easy care plant.

Filtered or dappled sun

Likes to stay moist

Well drained organic soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

Pot Size
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  • Rhipsalis baccifera subsp. horrida is an easy care epiphytic cactus. It has long, elegant trailing stems that can grow up to 50cm. Flowers are white to red-brown and bloom in late spring and summer.

    It likes a shaded spot that receives filtered light or morning or evening sun only. It will not survive in full sun. Plant in a slightly acidic mix with organic matter. An orchid mix is ideal. Water moderately in the warmer months. Do not let it dry out completey. Keep just moist in winter.

    Synonyms

    Mouse Tail Cactus
    Hariota horrida, Rhipsalis horrida, Rhipsalis parasitica subsp. horrida


    Plant height 10-20cm before trailing
    Plant width Stems can trail to 50cm or more
    Habit Epiphytic cactus, erect then pendant
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Long, pale to dark green branching stems, with cream to brown soft spines.
    Flower Small white
    Flowering time Spring and summer
    Toxicity Non toxic. Pet and child friendly.