If you want something that's easy to care for, and rewards a little effort with a lot of enjoyment - then mistletoe cactus might be the plant for you. A knobbly cluster of green nodules grows into long elegant stems which trail like Rapunzel's hair over the edges of a hanging pot. Mature happy plants sparkle with tiny white flowers at the ends of the stems, a very pretty effect.
Rhipsalis campos-portoana - mistletoe cactus, jungle cactus APPEARANCE : Long trailing epiphytic succulent with slender, lime-green stems that darken towards the base of the plant. Tiny white flowers are followed by ornamental orange berries. Often called jungle cactus because they originate from Brazilian rainforests. Often called mistletoe cactus because many species have tiny white berries, though campos-portoana has orange ones. USE FOR : Fun hanging basket and indoor plant; garden plant for tropical zones. PLANTING : Plant in free-draining soil in part shade, morning sun and afternoon shade is recommended. CARE: Water until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Once established, water when soil is dry. The plants are adapted to cope with monsoon conditions, as they grow in trees where excess rainfall drains off fast. HEIGHT & WIDTH : 0.3m H x 1m L. YOUR PLANTS : These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.