Plant Care Red Mistletoe Cactus

Red Mistletoe Cactus

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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 Phoenix, Arizona.

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 Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

56% Medium

Growing Red Mistletoe Cactus in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix 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 Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight will decrease by 18.6% ☀️

December 7th, 2022

Phoenix is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to decrease by 18.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Red Mistletoe Cactus in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 6th, 2022

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 10.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 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 maximize the potential for growth.

Red Mistletoe Cactus does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Phoenix, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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 Phoenix, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 5th, 2022

The growing potential in Phoenix is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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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 Phoenix, Arizona, 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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globe New York
01/11/2022

I love getting those leaves red red

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