(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)
A native of Chiapas, Mexico, Selenicereus anthonyanus is one of a fairly small group of epiphytic cacti. It is grown as an ornamental because of its nocturnal flowers and unusual, leaf-like stems. Common names include fishbone cactus, rickrack cactus, zig-zag cactus and St. Anthony's rickrack. They are used in hanging pots as indoor, patio and terrace and greenhouse plants. In tropical climates they are used as climbing plants to cover walls or as cover plants.
Selenicereus anthonyanus is an easy, fast growing epiphyte plant.
This cactus blooms showy, fragrant flowers with dark violet-rose outer petals and white inner petals in the late spring and early summer, opens in late afternoon and evening, lasting only one day.
Like most cacti, fishbone cactus houseplant does best when allowed to dry out between watering. During winter, cut watering in half and then reinstate when spring growth begins.
The Fishbone cactus needs well-draining soil with lots of air space since the roots would naturally be exposed to air.
this cactus belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11b and has a frost tolerance of -1.1° C (30° F).
They do not like full sun and many of them will become very damaged or will not survive very long when they receive too much direct sunlight. Instead, expose them to indirect, filtered sunlight.
The Fishbone plant can be propagated through stem cuttings.