Rhipsalis Trigona commonly known as the Mistletoe cactus is a wonderful tropical chain cactus with thin, flat stems, small white or pale pink flowers, and red globular fruit. Very much on-trend and great for hanging baskets!
Although Rhipsalis Trigona is a cactus, don’t think dry, arid landscapes. These are jungle cacti, native to the hot, steamy rainforests of Central and South America. They need warmth and high humidity.
Nursery hanging pot 21cm wide, plant length 60cm
Light: Bright filtered or dappled light. A few hours of the morning or early evening sunlight a day would not go amiss. Avoid harsh midday and afternoon sun.
Water: Keep the soil moist at all times. Rhipsalis is not drought tolerant. Water once the top of the soil has become slightly dry. Ensure adequate drainage.
Temperature: Warm room temperatures of 20-24°C are perfect, with a night time minimum of 16°C.
Humidity: High humidity is required. Mist, sit in a pebble tray, or surround with water. Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
Feed: A very weak solution of cactus feed once or twice a year in the growing season should be sufficient.
Height and Growth Rate: Rhipsalis Puniceodiscus can achieve heights of 1m, although the stems are fragile so may break off before this point. Average to fast growth.
Origin: Central and South America.