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Rhipsalis Paradoxa Chain Succulent Mistletoe Cactus

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Mistletoe Cactus plants are a reminder that Christmas is a feeling we should have all year long. There are almost 1400 species, all of which are native to the Americas and the Caribbean except Mistletoe Cactus, which is also found throughout the tropics of Africa and into Sri Lanka where it is known in Sinhala as Nawahandi. One theory is that the seeds of this epiphytic cactus were distributed by migratory birds from America to these regions. Mistletoe cactus is a vining plant and is well suited for low lighting conditions in hanging planters. 

In its natural habitat, this plant clings to the crevices on trees and rocks in the rainforest hence avoid placing it in direct sunlight. Space your watering session when the topsoil goes dry. Belonging to the tropics, they enjoy high humidity as opposed to the general requirements of a cactus plant.

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 4-inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
  • Amelia Planter - Blue round hanging porcelain planter.

If your plant needs added humidity our Plant Mister would make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty.

Looking for more plant goodies? Check out our accessories Here.

Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.

Botanical Name
Rhipsalis baccifera
Common Names
Mistletoe Cactus, Chain Cactus, Spaghetti Cactus
Plant Type
Succulent, Evergreen
Mature Size
3 ft long crowned with clusters of tiny 'rice' shaped joints; Can spread 0.5 to 1 foot
Sun Exposure
Partial to full shade
Soil Type
Fast draining mixes, however not a drought resistant plant, needs regular watering
Soil pH
Acidic
Bloom Time
All year round once mature enough.
Flower Color
Greenish white with tinged pink
Hardiness Zones
Zone 10-12 outdoors; may grow indoors in containers with enough light
Native Area
Central and South America, the Caribbean, Florida. It is also found throughout the tropics of Africa and Sri Lanka
Toxicity/ Pet Friendly
Non toxic and pet friendly

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