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Rhipsalis cassutha

English name: Mistletoe cactus

Latin name: Rhipsalis cassutha

Family: Cactus - Cactaceae

Origin: South America

The mistletoe cactus is epiphytic, growing on the stems or trunks of other plants. The stems are cylindrical, very thin and light green. The plant strongly branches, and its slender stems hang down vertically. Small, white flowers grow at the ends of the stems.

Rhipsalis cassutha