Rhipsalis micrantha 2”

Rhipsalis micrantha 2”

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Rhipsalis micrantha 

2 inch pot 

Rhipsalis micrantha, also known as the miniature mistletoe cactus, is a fascinating epiphytic cactus species native to the tropical rainforests of Brazil. In its natural habitat, it grows on the branches of tall trees, taking advantage of the shade and humidity provided by the canopy. It prefers bright, filtered light and thrives in warm, humid environments.

The leaves of Rhipsalis micrantha are tiny, scale-like structures that are almost invisible to the naked eye. They are not photosynthetic, but instead, the cactus relies on its green stems to carry out photosynthesis. The stems are thin and elongated, and they tend to hang down in cascades, making the plant look like a tangle of delicate, green threads. The plant can reach a height of up to 12 inches, but it usually stays much smaller. Rhipsalis micrantha produces small, white flowers that are barely noticeable against the green stems. The flowers are usually followed by tiny, spherical fruits that contain small, black seeds.

Rhipsalis micrantha is a popular houseplant because of its delicate, cascading stems and ease of care. It can be grown in hanging baskets, where it will create a beautiful, green waterfall effect. It is also commonly used in terrariums and other miniature gardens. Because of its small size, it is an excellent choice for those with limited space or for those who want to add a touch of greenery to their workspaces or apartments.

Plant Care

💦 Water: Water when soil is dry to touch

☀️ Light: Bright, Indirect Light. We recommend LED Full Spectrum Plant Light Strips, 2 foot 

🪴 Potting: We suggest Potted Elephant Cactus & Succulent Potting Mix

🌿 Habit: Cascading, can grow up to 12 inches tall