Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm - People Plants
Rhipsalis pulchra

Mistletoe Cactus | 20cm

Regular price £10.00
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1 in stock

Meet the Mistletoe Cactus an intriguing plant for lots of reasons.

A true cactus species yet entirely spineless (minus some tiny, white hairs). In the wild, you will find it sprawling off tree branches in humid jungles rather than a desert, as you might expect.

The Mistletoe Cactus survives in its rainforest home by growing in the canopy, where airflow is maximum to balance the high humidity. An unusual and easy care plant.

_ Arrives in a 12cm nursery pot 
_ Relatively fast-growing 
_ Tolerant of forgetfulness
_ A unique plant for your collection

*White pot not included 

Next Working Day delivery

All plants less than 120cm in height will be sent out with DPD Next Working Day delivery. The cut off for Next Day delivery is 12pm, midday.

Plants less than 60cm in height = £6 next day delivery
XL plants (60-120cm in height) = £12 next day delivery

All orders for XXL plants (greater than 120cm in height) will be sent out by special courier delivery. We will contact you via email to confirm timings.

XXL plants (120cm+) £20 delivery

*** Please note this is currently for mainland U.K only *** 

Collection

If you live locally to us (with a Cornish postcode) during checkout you will have the option to collect your plant from our warehouse or from Open in St Agnes. This is done via your postcode so will only show with a Cornish postcode at checkout.

Filtered Bright Light

Unlike ‘classic’ cacti species that thrive on full sunlight, this jungle cactus species prefers filtered bright light - replicating what light it would be receiving beneath the canopy in the rainforest.

Stems can reach 6ft long

The Mistletoe Cacti’s thin, rounded stems may start life pointing upwards in succulent spikes but will eventually arch themselves downwards and can reach up to 6ft long!

Potentially flowers

Although not 100% guaranteed, the Mistletoe Cactus can bloom; you may get the added enjoyment of small, studded white flowers along the stems in mid-late summer. Keep your eyes peeled!

Mistletoe cactus
Plant Bio

 Native to regions in Central America, the Caribbean and into the north of South America, alongside isolated populations in Africa and Asia - this is the largest genus of epiphytic cacti (living on other plants without damaging them). They grow commonly on trees, and can also be found in rocky crevices, where air-flow and exposure balance out the high humidity of the tropics. 

The name ‘Rhipsalis’ is taken from the Latin word for ‘wickerwork’, and was named in reference to the intricate, thin stems that make up the plant. 

This plant, despite not looking like a typical cactus, is part of the Cactaceae family, alongside every other true cactus species. 

Other names for this plant include: Jungle Cactus, Wicker Cactus

MISTLETOE CACTUS
Care Tips


Light | 
Growing underneath the canopy in tropical forests, this plant prefers dappled sunlight to intense direct sunlight (as expected with cacti other species).

Water | The Mistletoe Cactus is not reliant on lots of water - so only water when the soil is dry. 

Temperature | Like most tropical plants, the Mistletoe Cactus will go dormant under 10℃ - for best growth, keep them in temperatures between 15℃ and 25℃.

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