Rhipsalis - Mistletoe Cactus, Coral Cactus, Dancing Bones – South Murvaul Succulents
Rhipsalis - mistletoe cactus, coral cactus, dancing bones
Rhipsalis - Mistletoe Cactus, Coral Cactus, Dancing Bones
Rhipsalis - Mistletoe Cactus, Coral Cactus, Dancing Bones
Rhipsalis - Mistletoe Cactus, Coral Cactus, Dancing Bones
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Rhipsalis - Mistletoe Cactus, Coral Cactus, Dancing Bones

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Your Rhipsalis will ship in a 6“ black plastic nursery pot and will be similar to one of the small Rhipsalis pictured in a black 6” pot. Rhipsalis can be quite fragile (it breaks at the joints easily— this is probably an evolved mechanism for propagation) and can be hard to ship without damage occurring. We will do the best job we can with packaging and shipping.

Rhipsalis makes a great indoor specimen, being that few varieties have spines and because of its need for indirect light. I have seen some amazing examples of Rhipsalis that have grown into beautiful full hanging baskets.

Botanical Name - Rhipsalis

Common Name - Coral cactus, dancing bones, mistletoe cactus

Water - semi-frequent (lightly moist soil— allow soil to become somewhat dry between waterings). 

Sun - Indirect bright light

Cold Hardiness - I don’t let mine get below 40F

Growth Rate - Medium

Size - Some varieties can grow to 20ft in length. Must varieties you will see in homes will be at a maximum of 12-24” in length.

 

Photo of large Rhipsalis :

 James Steakley, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons