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Mistletoe Cactus

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Unusual | Hardy | Fun

Unique among cactus species, cactus rhipsalis is the only kind of cactus that comes from the old world! It also requires relatively little sunlight, which is a highly unusual quality for a cactus to have. 

This plant usually grows on the outsides of trees, which means that it loves to trail and climb and will do well in a hanging pot or with some kind of scaffolding support to climb on. The way the plant grows doesn't vary as it lengthens, which means it can basically get as long as conditions will allow for!

Propogate easily by placing a cutting in water and allowing to root.

Lighting: Medium indirect light.

Water: Allow soil to dry out between waterings, but not to the point of drought conditions. Stop watering in winter.

Soil/Potting: Plant in a rich, organic, well draining soil in a container with a drainage hole and made of slightly porous material like ceramic or sealed concrete. Repot annually or when plant exhibits discoloration without the presence of any mis-watering habits.

Fertilize: Monthly with bacterial inoculant recommended for steady growth and to promote richer coloration in the foliage.

Temperature: Room temp (60-85 degrees is ideal), protect from harsh fluctuations in temperature particularly in the winter.

Toxicity: Unsafe for consumption in pets and humans.

 

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