Epiphyllum Anguliger ‘Fishbone’ Cactus – 10.5cm



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Commonly known as rick rack cactus and zig zag cactus. It originates from Mexico. This bright green cactus gets its name due to the shape of its leaves which are long and arching. The leaf nodes are often described as being wavy or serrated up the stem, giving it its common name. This plant grows long and so it thrives as a hanging plant so it can show off its beautiful and unusual leaf shape. Its flowers are creamy white, yellow and brown and are strongly scented. The fishbone cactus can grow to impressive lengths of 1 metres plus in the right conditions.

Non toxic to animals or humans

Does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the picture.

*Please note plants may have been watered before shipping, do not water upon arrival*


Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West- or East-facing windows are great for these or even a spot further away from a very sunny window.



Low demand – Before you water always feel the soil all the soil should be dry before watering again. Water well and then allow the soil too dry out fully before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.

Water type unsensitive – Normal tap water is fine for this plant.



These are the recommended temperatures for your plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy: 18°C-25°C



Fertilizing in winter – Only fertilise this plant in winter if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves) and use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose. Most plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need fertilised. If you were to fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients which will stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to the plant.



Normal humidity – This plant is okay with normal humidity. If you find your house is really dry you can increase humidity by using pebble trays under your pots, by grouping plants close together, by misting in the morning and of course using a humidifier.






Succulent/Peperomia mix – These plants tend to have fleshy, water filled leaves so require a well-draining soil to avoid overwatering. Try 1-part coco coir or potting mix + 1-part perlite. Alternatively, you can use cactus premade cactus soil.


As with any plant, do not repot within 1-2 weeks of receiving as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.

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