Rhipsalis burchellii - Statement Plants

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Rhipsalis burchellii

An attractive, epiphytic cacti with delicate, bright green trailing stems. Small cream flowers bloom in spring, followed by pink berries.

Filtered or dappled sun

Likes to stay moist

Well drained organic soil

Not frost tolerant

Pot Size
2 left
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  • Rhipsalis burchellii, formerly Rhipsalis cribrata is an attractive cactus with fine bright green trailing stems. It has small white flowers in spring, followed by small, pinkish berries.

    R. burchellii likes to be placed where it receives morning sun or filtered light. It does not like the hot afternoon sun. Grow it in an organic compost mix with lots of bark and/or perlite for drainage. Water when the top of the soil is drying out. Water less in winter.


    Mistletoe Cactus
    Erythrorhipsalis burchellii, Erythrorhipsalis cribrata, Hariota cribrata, Rhipsalis cribrata

    Plant height 5-10cm before trailing
    Plant width Stems grow to 50cm or more
    Habit Epiphytic cactus, erect then pendant
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Fine, bright green branched stems
    Flower Small cream flowers, followed by pink berries
    Flowering time Spring
    Toxicity Non toxic. Pet and child friendly.