Mistletoe Cactus (Rhipsalis ewaldiana)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12-18 inches (30-45 cm.) to 18-24 inches (45-60 cm.)
Plant Spread: 12-15 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Other: blooms repeatedly
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


Posted by jojoe (Thomson,Ga. - Zone 8a) on Oct 6, 2012 6:01 AM

This plant should always start out in partial shade during the hot summer months. As fall approaches it can be moved slowly into a more sunny spot. The more sun it gets, the more red the plant will develop on its tips and new growth.

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