Mistletoe Cactus | Rhipsalis baccifera
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Mistletoe Cactus | Rhipsalis baccifera

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The Mistletoe Cactus is a beautifully unique epiphytic cactus hailing from the tropical rainforests of Africa and the Americas! Growing Pot Size: 10cm  Key Information  The Mistletoe Cactus loves to be placed in a hanging basket so it can cascade and trail wherever it pleases.  Mistletoe Cacti are epiphytes, meaning...
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Mistletoe Cactus | Rhipsalis baccifera

The Mistletoe Cactus is a beautifully unique epiphytic cactus hailing from the tropical rainforests of Africa and the Americas!

Growing Pot Size: 10cm 

Key Information 

  • The Mistletoe Cactus loves to be placed in a hanging basket so it can cascade and trail wherever it pleases. 
  • Mistletoe Cacti are epiphytes, meaning that they grow attached to rocks and trees in their natural habitat.
  • Very easy to care for.
  • Makes a great gift!
  • Growing pot size: 10cm. 

Key Benefits: Fruit-Bearing Baccifera 

Not only is the Mistletoe Cactus great to look at, but it also produces white, cylindrical fruits which are said to taste similar to grapes. Grubs up!

Mistletoe Cactus - A Myth 

Although it’s in the name, this cactus isn’t actually related to mistletoe at all. The Mistletoe Cactus gets its name from the small, mistletoe-like berries that it produces.

Where does it come from?

The Mistletoe Cactus is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America but is also found in Africa and Sri Lanka. In fact, the Rhipsalis Baccifera is the only species of cactus to grow outside of the New World. There has been much speculation as to how this happened - some believe that migratory birds brought the species across, while others suggest it was a result of trading between South America and Africa. 

Plant Care Tips: Mistletoe Cactus 

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Keep out of direct sunlight. 
  • Water: Enjoys moist soil. Water when the top few centimetres of soil are dry. 
  • Humidity: The Mistletoe Cactus is a tropical plant and loves humidity. Mist the foliage frequently and try placing it in humid environments such as the bathroom or the kitchen.
  • Temperature: Keep at temperatures of 21-24°C during the day and 16-21°C during the night. Do not keep at temperatures below 10°C.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix.
  • Fertiliser: The Mistletoe Cactus doesn’t necessarily need fertilising but will benefit from a diluted liquid feed once or twice a year 
  • Propagation: Propagate using stem cuttings in spring or summer. 

Pets: The Mistletoe Cactus is non-toxic to pets. 

Mistletoe Cactus - Common Issues and Questions 

Why does my Mistletoe Cactus have shrivelled, red stems?

Shrivelled, reddish stems are a sign of too much sunlight. Try keeping your plant in bright but indirect light to avoid the foliage becoming scorched. 

Help! I think my Mistletoe Cactus has root rot!

Root rot is extremely common with houseplants and often comes as a result of overwatering. If you find that your cactus has brown, mushy roots and foliage, this means that it has root rot. The best way to save your plant is to take stem cuttings from the non-affected areas and propagate it. 

When should I repot my Mistletoe Cactus?

We recommend repotting your Mistletoe Cactus once every couple of years. Repot into a slighter larger basket or pot. 

Common pests

Mistletoe Cacti most commonly attract spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. Keep an eye out for these pests as they can attack and kill your plant. If you do spot any, treat them immediately with insecticidal soap. 

*Decorative pots sold separately. 

Shipping and Returns

We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at info@bloomboxclub.ca and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

Why Bloombox Club?

We started Bloombox Club with one intention. To deliver high-quality indoor plants to homes around the world. Our motivation? To introduce thousands to the calming and rejuvenating presence that having plantlife in the home brings. And what's more, we wanted to make this process as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

Here are a few things that make this vision a reality.

  • High-Quality Canadian Plants: Our plants may have their origins around the world, yet they are all grown in our dedicated Canadian greenhouses in British Columbia, and to the highest of standards.
  • Unrivalled Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team are ready to help! Send these plant-enthusiasts an email at info@bloomboxclub.ca
  • National Delivery Network: We believe that our plants should be available to every Canadian, that's why we deliver across the whole country, with no exception.

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