Mistletoe Cactus

Regular price R 365.00
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Scientific Name: Rhipsalis cassutha
Synonyms: Mistletoe Cactus 

  • Fun trailing plant
  • Humidity lover
  • Great for small spaces
  • Plant Level: Easy

Rhipsalis cassutha is an unusual houseplant that really doesn’t look much like a ‘traditional’ cactus at all! In its natural habitat it is an epiphytic jungle cactus, found in warm, humid conditions, growing from trees in the dappled light through the canopy.

This mistletoe cactus is an easy-care houseplant that will allow you to create your very own urban jungle with minimal effort. The plant likes moderate indirect light and especially loves a few hours of morning sunshine.

Water when the top layer of potting mix has started to dry out using water at room temperature during Spring and Summer but don’t allow the plant to sit in water or become saturated. It will be happiest in a free draining potting mix with added perlite and bark. 

This houseplant would look great in the corner of a warm, light bathroom where the increased humidity will create the perfect environment for it to thrive. Its elegant yet fun growth habit means it will look magnificent when displayed in a plant hanger, or set to trail off a shelf. If you like plants with personality, this could be the one for you!

Note: Please be aware that whilst the plant is non-toxic and pet friendly, it’s best to keep out of reach of children and pets (hanging it would be a great way of doing this!)

Follow these instructions to keep your Mistletoe Cactus plant healthy and happy.

Water: Keep the soil lightly moist, but not soggy, during the warmer months. Allow the top layer to dry out slightly in winter.
Light: Bright, indirect light is best. Will tolerate dappled sunlight too. 
Humidity: Appreciates humidity as it is a tropical succulent. 
Fertilize: Feed with a diluted organic fertilizer every month

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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