Fishbone - Ric-Rac Cactus - Epiphyllum anguliger
With its wonderful distinctive fishbone shape, the Epiphyllum anguliger, or Ric Rac cactus, is like a piece of natural zig-zag art. This unusual cactus originates from the rainforest of Mexico and has uniquely shaped long, flat stems resembling a fishbone, hence its name! The stems will begin by growing upright but as they grow longer will eventually trail down, making it perfect for a hanging basket. This is an epiphytic plant meaning it grows aerial roots as in its natural environment the fishbone would anchor to a host plant. Long, overgrown stems can safely be cut to shorten. Your plant will grow back fuller since new stems will grow from where you made the cut.
- Light: Bright indirect
- Soil & Water: Well drained soil for cactus. Water when the soil has dried fully before watering thoroughly
- Humidity: Average to above average
- Pet Friendly: Yes