Mistletoe Cactus Plant Features
An interesting cactus houseplant, mistletoe cactus is a modern indoor plant that has a unique form thanks to its trailing shape. A lush, full-grown plant looks like a living Cousin It --- making it a fun addition to your indoor decor as well as a conversation piece.
Because mistletoe cactus has trailing stems, you usually see this houseplant sold in hanging baskets. They're a great way to enliven a window.
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Mistletoe Cactus Growing Instructions
Grow mistletoe cactus in low to medium light. It can take a little direct sun, especially in Northern climates, but doesn't need bright sun to thrive. This indoor plant thrives under artificial lighting, too.
Unlike most cacti, mistletoe cactus comes from tropical rainforests rather than the desert. It typically grows on trees rather than in soil. Because of that, it's best to treat your mistletoe cactus a bit like an orchid and allow the potting mix to dry a bit before watering again. Take care not to overwater mistletoe cactus.
This modern indoor plant also prefers average to high humidity, so it's an excellent choice for growing in well-lit kitchens and bathrooms.
If you want to fertilize your mistletoe cactus, do so in spring and summer using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer.
Note: Mistletoe cactus is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Medium water needs
Purifies the air
Complement your Mistletoe Cactus with these varieties:
Mistletoe cactus is an ideal partner for growing with variegated baby jade.
Contrast dog tail cactus' texture with the soft look of mistletoe cactus.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Rhipsalis teres prismatica 'Brazilie'
Brazilie is a fun mistletoe cactus that has fine-textured narrow stems.Exotic Angel
An easy-growing plant for hanging baskets, this variety has cascading branches, white flowers, and pink fruits.Exotic Angel
Also sometimes called old-man's beard, this cactus shows off small, trailing stems.Exotic Angel
Though we're not sure how Drunkard's Dream mistletoe cactus earned its name, we appreciate its interesting, twisting stems.Exotic Angel
Elliptica is a fun tropical cactus with flattened stems, making it look a bit like a Christmas cactus.Exotic Angel
This small-textured cactus has fine stems that often have bronze- or orange-flushed new growth.Exotic Angel
Micrantha has flattened, fleshy stems that bring an exotic texture to indoor decor.Exotic Angel
Pilose mistletoe cactus has stems that bear soft white hairs and tiny white flowers.Exotic Angel
Rhipsalis teres prismatica
This stunning variety shows off interesting narrow stems, giving it a delightful texture.Exotic Angel