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Rhipsalis cereuscula

Rhipsalis cereuscula

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The pompom Rhipsalis - we just adore her - great for succulent bowls or just to look super cute on your side table.

Known as mistletoe cactus, Rhipsalis are a family of epiphytic cacti that inhabit tropical rainforests. Interestingly, these are the only cacti native to the Old World (Europe, Asia and Africa). With over 35 different Rhipsalis species, that all look whack- you’d best be starting a collection

Rhipsalis are super hardy and can tolerate a range of conditions including very low light. However, these babies thrive in bright, indirect light, and can handle direct morning/evening light. Water once the top inch or two of soil becomes dry.

Rhipsalis cereuscula has a small, branching form that earns it the nickname ‘coral cactus’. The fat, jointed stems also remind us of tiny balloon animals. This cacti often shoots out a long, thin stem that explodes in tiny branches, like a firework paused in time.

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Small: -10cm H

Medium: -20cm H

 

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Origin: Native to Central and South America, I'm known for my unique, trailing stems.

Light: Provide bright, indirect light to partial shade. I thrive in filtered sunlight or dappled shade, making me perfect for indoor spaces or shaded outdoor areas.

Temperature: I'm sensitive to cold temperatures, so protect me from drafts and frost.

Humidity: I appreciate moderate to high humidity levels.

Watering: Keep my soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water me when the top inch of soil feels dry, and ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.

Soil: Plant me in well-draining, slightly acidic soil.

Fertilization: Feed me with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in winter when growth slows.

Propagation: I can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take a cutting from a healthy stem and pop it in some water. Roots will develop within a few weeks.

Pests/Diseases: I'm relatively pest and disease-resistant, but watch out for pests like aphids or spider mites.

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