How to grow Rhipsalis

Rhipsalis grow and care – cactus epiphytic of the genus Rhipsalis also known as Mistletoe cacti, Rhipsalis perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropical climate or houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Stem (cladodes) color green rarely pink the stem cover with spines, stems is not erect and can be weeping.

Flower color can be white, yellow or orange, flowers small with multi stamens flower can grow in all the stems or just in the top, depend on the cultivars.

Rhipsalis fruits

Fruit color is red the fruit small with spines.

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How to grow Rhipsalis growing and care:

Moist, well-drained soil,

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Snails, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
10-30 cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes (with lot of sun)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower
White, yellow or orange, flowers small with multi stamens

Scientific name:


How to grow Rhipsalis

Growing Rhipsalis plant

Rhipsalis plant care

Rhipsalis burchellii



Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Cactus
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13