Plant Care Red Mistletoe Cactus

Red Mistletoe Cactus

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Also known as

red false rhipsalis


Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa

How to care for Red Mistletoe Cactus


How often to water your Red Mistletoe Cactus

Water needs for Red Mistletoe Cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

Red Mistletoe Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Red Mistletoe Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Red Mistletoe Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

27% Very Low

Growing Red Mistletoe Cactus in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 18th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 26.5% ☀️

January 18th, 2022

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 26.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 18th, 2022

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of daylight…

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Finding light for Red Mistletoe Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Red Mistletoe Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.


How to fertilize Red Mistletoe Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Red Mistletoe Cactus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Red Mistletoe Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Red Mistletoe Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 18th, 2022

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Red Mistletoe Cactus

Red Mistletoe Cactus

Red Mistletoe Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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