Plant Care Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Also known as

Trailing Mistletoe Cactus, Trailing Mistletoe Cactus and Old Mans Beard


Rhipsalis capilliformis

How to care for Rhipsalis Capilliformis


How often to water your Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Water needs for Rhipsalis Capilliformis
0.5 cups
every 12

Rhipsalis Capilliformis needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


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.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Trailing Mistletoe Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rhipsalis Capilliformis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rhipsalis Capilliformis may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rhipsalis Capilliformis in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rhipsalis Capilliformis: 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 Rhipsalis Capilliformis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region

Care Summary for Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

Trending in your area

Similar to Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in