Kokodama® Rhipsalis burchelli

Rhipsalis burchelli

Kokodama® Rhipsalis burchelli

Rhipsalis burchelli
Sierlijke hangplant
A cute and easily grown house plant. Mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis) initially grows upright and will later fall gracefully. Rhipsalis is pretty flexible about water, temperature and light requirements! It's really at home anywhere and makes the perfect house plant, especially grown in the pretty hanging pot made of natural, pressed materials by Kokodama® in its macramé hanger! The flowers are followed by pretty berries that make this plant even more decorative! There's always room for this house plant in your home.
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Kokodama® Rhipsalis burchelli
Kokodama® Rhipsalis burchelli
Kokodama® Rhipsalis burchelli
Latin name: Rhipsalis burchelli
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow, Shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No

Mistletoe cactus comes complete in the Kokodama® hanging pot. Young shoots will grow upwards, eventually hanging over the edge, the pot needs to be stable and not tilt.
Hang your mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis sp.) in full sun or (part) shade. The thick, fleshy stems are very strong and these plants require very little maintenance. Dry air (for instance above a radiator) is no problem.


Although classified as cacti, this species under ideal conditions still require a fair amount of water – once twice (small amounts) a week.  Do not allow any water to remain in the saucer - and the potting compost should feel a little on the dry side. If you do happen to neglect it for a few weeks, it will still survive. Feed several times over spring and summer with plant food for flowering plants.

Rhipsalis plants in bloom

The Rhipsalis can develop flowers on these plants the whole year through. Insects will pollinate them but you can give them a helping hand with a little paintbrush. If it works well, you will get small decorative berries which add an additional charm to these delightful plants. The colour of the berries changes according to the variety although they are mostly white or pink.

If the hanging shoots get too long, just cut them back to the required length.


This type of plant is a very easily kept house plant, tolerating our dry indoor air. The thick, fleshy stems store lots of moisture and act as a water reservoir during periods of drought.

Mistletoe cacti make great plants for difficult spots, such as above a radiator and look great hanging over the top of a cabinet.


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