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Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus, Anthony's Rick-Rack, Zig-Zag Cactus, Fishbone Orchid Cactus

Cryptocereus anthonyanus, Selenicereus anthonyanus

Anthony's Rick-Rack, Zig-Zag Cactus, Fishbone Orchid Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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.





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Cryptocereus (Selenicereus) anthonyanus - Zig-Zag Cactus

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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Selenicereus chrysocardium, Epiphyllum chrysocardium, Marniera chrysocardium, Marniera, Fern Leaf

Selenicereus chrysocardium, Epiphyllum chrysocardium, Marniera chrysocardium

Marniera, Fern Leaf
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Very interesting plant. It is in the epiphyllum group and is easy to propagate and grow. It has angled stems, producing aerial roots, and white, beautiful flowers but is great to have just for its striking leaves. Flowers are large and nocturnal, pollinated by moths or rarely bats. The receptacle bears small bracts, hairs and usually spines. Fruits bear numerous spines. Flowers are generally produced in abundance with mature plants and are white and are very fragrant and usually last a single night.

Epiphytic in wet forests, keep the soil moist and well drained.




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Selenicereus grandiflorus, Queen of the Night, Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus, Vanilla Cactus
Selenicereus grandiflorus likes to find a vertical support.

Selenicereus grandiflorus

Queen of the Night, Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus, Vanilla Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Epiphyte climbing by abundant aerial roots. Selenicereus grandiflorus is similar to Selenicereus pteranthus.



Selenicereus grandiflorus, Queen of the Night, Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus, Vanilla Cactus
Selenicereus grandiflorus, Queen of the Night, Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus, Vanilla Cactus


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Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus

Selenicereus hondurensis

Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Hunduras
Vine or creeperFull sunEpiphyteModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Very rare epiphytic cactus that was first collected in 1900s but hardly traded since then. It has Large off white/yellow blooms with gold/bronze accents and back petals. They are very large and 8"+ when fully opened. The growth is spiny and most unusual of this species compared to other Selenicereus in that it has brownish colored stems, small diameter stem growth compared to the blooms they average 1/4" to 3/4" in diameter. Like many species this variety is nocturnal blooming, blooms will stay open till late morning. The flowering period is late June to fall. It can bloom off season if weather is warm enough. Very easy to grow, takes similar growing culture as Epiphyllums but brighter light.

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Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus
Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus
Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus
Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus


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Selenicereus macdonaldiae, Queen of the Night

Selenicereus macdonaldiae

Queen of the Night
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Epiphyte climbing by abundant aerial roots. Selenicereus macdonaldiae is similar to Selenicereus pteranthus.





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Selenicereus megalanthus, Pitaya, Pitahaya, Dragon Fruit, Strawberry Pear

Selenicereus megalanthus

Pitaya, Pitahaya, Dragon Fruit, Strawberry Pear
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This cactus originates from Bolivia, Equador, Peru and Columbia. It's greatly known for it's sweet tasting fruit. Knobbed, yellow cactus fruit sharing some similarities with the dragon fruit (pitaya). Taste is said to be superior to most cactus fruits. The fruit is popular eaten chilled, out of hand. It is also used to flavor drinks and pastries.

A vining, terrestrial or epiphytic cactus, with fleshy stems reaching from a few inches up to 20ft long (in mature plants). The fruits are smaller than the common dragon fruit, and contain prominent spikes until ripening time, upon which the spikes drop off. Prefers partial sun and can tolerate down to 32F, but typically doesn't want to see below 40F. The vines tolerate very high temperatures as well.

Commercially grown to a limited extent in Columbia. Fruits are occasionally exported to Europe and Canada.





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Pitaya Yellow Dragon Fruit, Selenicereus megalanthus

Very rare Yellow Pitaya. This cactus originates from...  more

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Selenicereus megalanthus - seeds

Yellow Pitaya, Pitahaya, Dragon Fruit, Strawberry...  more
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Selenicereus pteranthus, Cereus pteranthus, Princess of the Night

Selenicereus pteranthus, Cereus pteranthus

Princess of the Night
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Epiphyte climbing by abundant aerial roots.





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Selenicereus setaceus, Hylocereus setaceus, Pineapple Cactus

Selenicereus setaceus, Hylocereus setaceus

Pineapple Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: South America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEdibleThorny or spiny

Selenicereus setaceus are simular to Hylocereus-(Dragon Fruit). Selenicereus setaceus is also commonly called Pineapple cactus since this plant is also cultivated like Dragon Fruit in a few areas for the fruit it produces, which can be very sweet but tends to be smaller in size compared to Dragon Fruit species and or hybrids.



Selenicereus setaceus, Hylocereus setaceus, Pineapple Cactus


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Selenicereus sp., Moonlight Cactus

Selenicereus sp.

Moonlight Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersEdibleThorny or spiny

Selenicereus is a genus of epiphytic, lithophytic, and terrestrial cacti.

A number of species of Selenicereus produce fruit that is eaten.




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Selenicereus wercklei, Cereus wercklei, Queen of the Night, Flor de la Luna

Selenicereus wercklei, Cereus wercklei

Queen of the Night, Flor de la Luna
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico, Costa Rica
Vine or creeperFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersThorny or spiny

Epiphyte climbing by abundant aerial roots.



Selenicereus wercklei, Cereus wercklei, Queen of the Night, Flor de la Luna
Selenicereus wercklei, Cereus wercklei, Queen of the Night, Flor de la Luna


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