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Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus, Anthonys Rick-Rack, Zig-Zag Cactus, Fishbone Orchid Cactus

Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus

Anthonys Rick-Rack, Zig-Zag Cactus, Fishbone Orchid Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeperSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageRed, crimson, vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Anthonys Rick-Rack. This curious epiphyte is grown for the strange leaves which lend it the common name Ric-Rac Cactus, Zig-Zag or Fishbone Cactus. 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. It is nightblooming and its flowers last only a single night in spring.


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Cryptocereus (Selenicereus) anthonyanus - Zig-Zag Cactus

Anthonys Rick-Rack. This curious epiphyte is grown for the strange leaves which lend it the common name Ric-Rac Cactus, Zig-Zag or Fishbone Cactus. 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. It is nightblooming and its flowers last only a single night in spring.

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, large plant
In stock
$27.95