Rusty, the Mouse Tail Cactus

Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. horrida
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Meet Rusty. As a fearless aviator, he says his plane represents a sense of independence, giving him the freedom to go wherever he wants, whenever he wants. He’s always dreamed about venturing beyond the second floor, maybe even outside. He invites you for a flight in his small propeller plane… the breathtaking panoramic view of your living room from the cockpit of a light aircraft will steal your heart away.

We recommend planting this plug in our Epiphyte soil.

THIS PLANT SHIPS AS A 1″ FULLY ROOTED STARTER PLANT, AS SHOWN IN THE SECOND PHOTO. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included. If you order multiple plants, we put them together in one pot so they stay moist and insulated. If you think we haven’t sent the full order, please take out the plants from the pot first to count them.

Winter shipping has begun… as a heartfelt thank you, this year we are including free winter protection (thermal insulation liners every time and heat packs as necessary) in each box. *Free winter protection only available through website orders, not our Etsy shop

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  • Common names: Mouse Tail Cactus.
  • Loves lots of bright indirect light.
  • A native of Brazil, Rhipsalis isn’t a desert cactus but rather an epiphyte from the rainforest.
  • Water regularly but allow top 2" of soil to dry out before soaking.
  • When the plant blooms, tiny creamy flowers develop.
  • Skill Level: Beginner