AKA "Rice cactus", this popular indoor trailing cactus has no thorns, but grows long stems, spilling out over the edge of container gardens. The tips will turn reddish when exposed to colder temps. They are characterized by branched, interwoven thin shoots
- Also known as chain cactus or mistletoe cactus
- Many species come from South America, from the rainforests
- Most extensive genus with epiphytic growing cacti
- About 35 distinct species
- Growth is shrubby epiphytic and hanging shoots
Light: Full to partial shade
Water: Spring to late summer keep soil slightly moist and fertilize every 2-4 weeks. In fall and winter cut back on watering (just enough to keep stems from shriveling) and do not fertilize.