The red mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis quellebambensis) belongs to Cactaceae (the Cactus family). It is a treelike cuctus that is distributed to Central America. This cactus is an epiphyte and grows high in the canopy in areas of rain forests. The stems are terete, highly segmented, and can grow up to 2 m in length. Anywhere that a node comes into contact with any kind of substrate, bark or soil, roots emerge from that node. It produces many light pink to white flowers that stay open for a long time, but only opens a small number of new flowers each night that contain a nectar reward for pollinators. If pollinated, a fleshy red fruit then develops that houses multiple small black seeds.