Plant Trend Prediction: The Mistletoe Cactus

Maybe it’s because the macram√© hanging planters just keep coming. Or maybe it’s because this little beauty is so easy to take care of. But I really think we’re going to be seeing a lot of the Mistletoe Cactus this year. It’s a succulent that’s perfect for hanging baskets but isn’t as solar needy as the succulents you’re probably used to.

My Rhipsalis baccifera ‘Oasis’

They prefer bright, indirect light, which is great news for your windowsill real estate, and as for watering, just steer clear of extremes and you should be ok. What I mean by that is don’t let any standing water accumulate in the pot or in a drainage saucer, but also don’t let it dry out completely like a typical cactus or succulent. Here’s some care bullet points to make this even easier:

  • Keep in a bright room (with south or west windows) and at least 18″ away from windows
  • Water only when at least the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry, water thoroughly
  • Use a container with drainage! If you’re tempted to ignore this tip, watch my video on container choice to see why you need it.

Hit up your local greenhouse to get your own or buy online here: Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus)

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