Plant Identification: Rhipsalis Mistletoe Cactus

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I have a cutting of this plant, the lady told me what it was but I can’t remember. It has a long name, its stem is woody feeling and she said the whole plant gets big and crazy with these stems. Thank you for any help you can give.


Hi Ken,

How to identify and grow a Rhipsalis baccifera, Mistletoe-Cactus

Your plant is a type of Rhipsalis baccifera. It has several common names: Misttletoe Cactus, Rhipsalis Mistletoe Cactus, and Chain Cactus.

Care tips: Put the plant in medium to bright indirect light. Water in the spring and summer when the soil has dried out about 50%. In the fall and winter, allow the soil to dry out completely before watering. Feed the plant monthly from April to September with a cactus plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. You can trim stem sections off with a sharp, sterile knife and  use these cuttings to start new plants.