(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)
Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. horrida is an epilithic and epiphytic cactus that freely branches from the base and later also from towards the apex. The stems are pale green, with reddish-brown bristly spines, up to 20 inches long and up to .2 inches in diameter. The flowers are whitish-grey to red or brown and up to .2 inches in diameter.
Common name: Mouse Tail Cactus
Light: Full to partial shade
Watering: Cut back on watering throughout the fall and winter, the dormant seasons of the plant. Water just enough to keep the plant's stems from shriveling. This practice promotes healthy blossoming in Spring.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Early spring to late summer|
|Common Name||Mouse Tail Cactus|
|Dormancy||fall and winter|
|Flower||whitish-grey to red|
|Frost Tolerance||10 °C|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Rhipsalis horrida|
|Sun Exposure||Partial to full sun|