Plant Identification: Rhipsalis Mistletoe Cactus

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 lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of 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.