Rhipsalis Paradoxa Chain Succulent Mistletoe Cactus
Rhipsalis paradoxa is a species of cactus native to South America. It is a trailing plant that is known for its unique, hair-like stems and delicate, white flowers. This plant is an excellent option for those looking to add some greenery to their home or office, as it is easy to care for and can thrive in low light conditions. It is also a great choice for those who are new to plant care, as it is highly forgiving and can adapt to a range of conditions. With its unique appearance and low maintenance needs, Rhipsalis paradoxa is a standout choice for anyone looking to add a touch of natural beauty to their living space.
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 - This plant comes packaged in a hanging white oval/round 4.5" porcelain planter pot ready for your home or office space with an s-hook for ease of use to hang on any wall or patio area. The bottom is flat if you want to display the plant on a shelf or table without hanging. Does have a hole for drainage.
For added humidity, our Lyfe Rose Gold Signature Mister will make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty. We also recommend adding our Plant Shield & Shine to your order for routine maintenance and pest prevention.
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 paradoxa
- Common Names
- Mistletoe Cactus, Chain Cactus, Spaghetti Cactus
- Plant Type
- Succulent, Evergreen
- Mature Size
- 3 ft long crowned with clusters of chain like 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
- 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
All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.
We monitior the weather in each destination location to maximize the shipping time and utilize thermal protection to ensure that the plant is protected. You can add a heatpack or thermal bag to your order if temperatures at night fall below 40 degrees.
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