In strong light, the leaves will turn a stunning red. The small, white blooms open along the edges of the leaves, followed by small white berries, putting on quite a show late winter to summer.
Once settled in, Rhipsalis ‘Red Dragon’ produces masses of flat leaves on long branched stems. You can prune them to shape as required. Their trailing habit makes them ideal for pots and hanging baskets. They can even grow indoors, but if the light isn’t strong enough the leaves will revert to green.
An epiphytic plant that is also known as Mistletoe Cactus. You can collect the berries for seed.
Commonly seen in glossy magazines and Instagram posts, these care free, trailing, epiphytic cacti make highly decorative container plants. They grow easily on patios, beneath trees or bright light spots indoors. They are really easy to care for and will last forever.
With multiple, advanced plants and 15-20cm growth these potted, named varieties offer terrific value.
Rhipsalis are native to tropical jungles of South America and Madagascar and Africa, they are epiphytic and live in understorey trees.
Winter to summer
Cool to Tropical