How to Care for a Fishbone Cactus ( Ric Rac Cactus)
What is this beautiful houseplant? I want to buy one if it’s not too hard to care for. Thanks for your time.
Your plant has several names: Fishbone cactus, Ric Rac cactus, Fishbone Orchid cactus, Zig-Zag cactus, and St. Anthony’s Ric-Rac. The scientific name is Selenicereus anthonyanus. It has beautiful flowers that bloom at night and very unusual looking leaves.
Light: Fishbone cactus (Ric Rac cactus) like bright indirect light and can even tolerate some bright sun. Move it outside during warm weather months.
Water: Like most cactus, Fishbone cactus do best when allowed to dry out between waterings. During the winter when the plant is resting, decrease your water even more. Return to regular watering schedule in the spring when the plant starts to grow again.