Plant Care Red Mistletoe Cactus

Red Mistletoe Cactus

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Red Mistletoe Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

red false rhipsalis

Taxonomy

Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa
Pseudorhipsalis
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Red Mistletoe Cactus

Water

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 Houston, Texas.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Growing Red Mistletoe Cactus in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 9th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 16.5% ☀️

December 9th, 2022

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 16.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 9th, 2022

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Red Mistletoe Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Red Mistletoe Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Houston, Texas ⛅.

Red Mistletoe Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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 Houston, Texas

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

December 9th, 2022

The growing potential in Houston is 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 repot…

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Care Summary for Red Mistletoe Cactus

Red Mistletoe Cactus

Red Mistletoe Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Red Mistletoe Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Frut avatar
@Frut
leaf-1 30 Plants
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01/11/2022

I love getting those leaves red red

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