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Fishbone Cactus- Epiphyllum Anguliger

Native to Mexico, the fishbone cactus has long distinctive zig-zag leaves that resemble a fish skeleton. Easy to grow these intriguing cacti come to life when hung in a planter or sitting on a shelf for its personally to unfurl. Behold, if conditions are just right your fishbone cactus may bloom large 10-15cm, white and beige flowers! These breathtaking flowers only stay open for a single night, so catch a glimpse before they fade on morning’s arrival.

Fishbone shaped leafy cactus in a small indoor pot.

 

General Care

Sunlight

Bright indirect light.

Water

Regularly water using room temperature tepid water, allowing for soil to dry between waterings. Do not allow plants to sit in water as it can cause root rot.

Humidity

Loves medium to high humidity

Soil

Use a high-quality potting mix. 

A delicate white coloured Fishbone Cacti flower.

Common Problems

Since the fishbone cactus enjoys humid conditions it is susceptible to some common pests and diseases. Common pests include mealybugs, fungus gnats, and aphids; while common diseases include root rot and fungal leaf spots.

Symptom

Leggy Growth

Cause

Inadequate sunlight

Symptom

Leaves With Brown Spots

Cause

Excessive humidity or water left sitting on its leaves

Precautions

The Fishbone Cactus is non-toxic to cats, dogs and humans.