Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides - Clumpy Mistletoe Cactus - Statement Plants

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Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides - Clumpy Mistletoe Cactus

A delicate trailing, epiphytic cactus. Masses of small white flowers bloom in winter and spring, followed by white berries.

Filtered or dappled sun

Likes to stay moist

Well drained organic soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides is a relatively slow growing, epiphytic cactus with small, bright green branchlets on strong stems. They resemble the leaves of the genus Mesembryanthemum, hence the name.

    It has numerous small, white to pinkish flowers, about 15mm in diameter, followed by white berries.

    The Clumpy Mistletoe Cactus, as with all the Rhipsalis, does not like full sun. Grow in a position where it receives filtered light and only morning or evening sun. It likes an organic soil mix. An orchid mix or peat mixed with bark pieces and perlite are ideal.


    Clumpy mistletoe cactus, Mistletoe cactus, Coral cactus
    Hariota mesembryanthemoides, Rhipsalis echinata

    Plant height 5-10cm before trailing
    Plant width Stems strail 30-50cm or more
    Habit Epiphytic cactus, erect then pendant
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Bright green stems with many branchlets
    Flower Small white followed by white berries
    Flowering time Winter to spring
    Toxicity Non toxic. Safe around pets and children.