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Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus, Anthony  Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus
Family: Cactaceae
Anthony's Rick-Rack, Zig-Zag Cactus, Fishbone Orchid Cactus
Origin: Mexico
vine or creepersemi-shademoderate waterepiphytewhite/off-white flowersornamental foliagered/crimson/vinous flowerspink flowersfragrantattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsincuded in CD catalog

It is nightblooming and its flowers last only a single night in spring. It is common that specimens rare or never flower, but when they do so, they are usually rootbound in poor soil, then can produce many white, pink and maroon slender-petaled starburst blossom; which begin to open right at dusk, releasing a pleasing fragrance intended to attract nocturnal pollinators. Because the flowers are so quickly spent, this epiphyte is mainly only grown for the strange leaves which lend it the common name Ric-Rac Cactus, or occasionally Zig-Zag or Fishbone Cactus. It can be grown either in orchid substrate, or in regular cactus potting soil with a bit of humus added. In the wild it attaches itself to trees, clinging by little aerial root filaments along the zigzagging succulent leaves, but is adaptable to terrestrial habits. It loves strong yet indirect lighting. It does not need a lot of water and should be permitted to dry out entirely between waterings.


 Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus, Anthony

Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus, Anthony
Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus, Anthony
Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus, Anthony
Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus, Anthony


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Anthony's Rick-Rack, Zig-Zag Cactus, Fishbone Orchid Cactus. It is nightblooming and its flowers last only a single night in spring. Because the flowers are so quickly spent, this epiphyte is mainly only grown for the strange leaves which lend it the common name Ric-Rac Cactus, or occasionally Zig-Zag or Fishbone Cactus. It can be grown either in orchid substrate, or in regular cactus potting soil with a bit of humus added. In the wild it attaches itself to trees, clinging by little aerial root filaments along the zigzagging succulent leaves, but is adaptable to terrestrial habits. It loves strong yet indirect lighting. It does not need a lot of water and should be permitted to dry out entirely between waterings.
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Grown in 1 gal pot

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$24.95

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