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  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Rhipsalis baccifera subsp. horrida

mouse tail cactus

12cm pot - 20cm tall £14.99
£14.99
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  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 20cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    The pale green stems of this trailing succulent are smothered in fine bristles, and as the plant matures, small pale yellow flowers could also appear along their length. These may be followed by berry-like fruits, which look a little like mistletoe - hence its other common name of mistletoe cactus. An undemanding plant that originates from Madagascar, it's ideal for a novice indoor-gardener.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Place it in a bright spot and in spring and summer, water when the compost gets dry, but make sure it never sits in excess water for any length of time. In autumn and winter cut back on the watering but do not let it dry out completely. Avoid a humid atmosphere (no bathrooms or steamy kitchens) and in the warmer months, open a window or door occasionally so it can enjoy the fresh air. Repot every year or two into a slightly larger pot using cacti compost.
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