• Rhipsalis cereuscula
  • Rhipsalis cereuscula
  • Rhipsalis cereuscula

Rhipsalis cereuscula

Coral Cactus, Rice Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Epiphytic South American cactus
  • Chubby jointed stems
  • Cluster of small white flowers
  • Semi-shade or indirect light and very good drainage
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Description

Rhipsalis cereuscula, Coral Cactus is an epiphytic cactus with a multi-branched habit and small cylindrical jointed stems that have tiny bristle-like spines. These jointed stems resemble chubby grains of rice in shape giving rise to one of its common names: Rice Cactus. Small glossy bell-shaped greenish-white flowers - often tinged with pink - are borne from the terminal areoles followed by tiny white berries which gives rise to another of its common names: Mistletoe Cactus, a name given to several other Rhipsalis species. Its chunky growing-habit give it an erect stature while small but as it grows in size it becomes more pendant and will cascade over the edges of the pot.

Rhipsalis cereuscula makes an ideal houseplant and as it grows larger can be transplanted into a hanging pot. It is not hardy outdoors during the winter in the UK and suits container culture indoors in indirect light. It can however, be placed outside during summer in a sheltered semi-shady spot or used as a summer epiphyte in the nook of tree branch. Too much sun will turn it pinkish. A forest cactus, it prefers a relatively high humidity and can be misted during the summer months before bringing it indoors in late September to early October. Water sparingly or not at all during the winter.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae
Sub-Family Cactoideae
Synonyms Erythrorhipsalis cereuscula, Hariota cereuscula, Hariota saglionis, Rhipsalis brachiata, Rhipsalis penduliflora, Rhipsalis saglionis
Geographical Origin Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
Cultivation Partial filtered sun to shade. Free-draining gritty soil with very little organic material. Ideal as a summer epiphyte in the nook of a tree. Otherwise grow as a houseplant either in a pot or as it gets larger, a hanging pot. Water sparingly in winter
Eventual Height 60-90cm
Eventual Spread 60-90cm
Hardiness Tender

Rhipsalis cereuscula

Coral Cactus, Rice Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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