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Rhipsalis baccifera subsp. horrida

Mouse Tail Cactus

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

An unusual jungle cactus

Fine silvery bristles and small yellow flowers

Undemanding and easy to grow

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Hailing from the Madagascan jungle, where it grows on trees, Rhipsalis baccifera subsp. horrida is an unusual trailing cactus with fleshy green stems covered in fine silvery bristles. As the plant grows, the stems start to branch and cascade over the sides of the pot, and small yellow flowers may be produced along their length. Intriguing and unusual yet undemanding and easy to grow, mouse tail cactus is perfect for beginners and busy plant parents. Unlike desert-dwelling cacti, Rhipsalis prefer a bright spot out of direct sun and watering before they become too dry.

Height Up to 200cm (79in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Tender Perennial


sun or semi shadedappled shade

1 x 12cm Potted Plant (22cm tall) (KF1298)
1 x 5.5cm Potted Plant (17cm tall) (KF1297)

Position Rhipsalis baccifera subsp. horrida in bright but indirect light – it can tolerate a couple of hours of early morning or evening sunlight, but will be scorched by strong sunlight. Water mouse tail cactus whenever the soil has mostly (but not completely) dried out and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot. Allow to drain – the soil should be moist but not soggy. Avoid humid environments such as bathrooms.

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