Zig Zag, Ric Rak, Fish Bone Cactus - Selenicereus - 6" Pot - Fragrant
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This orchid cactus relative has serrated leaves that resemble fish bones. The Ric-Rac cactus is one of the easiest plants to grow in hanging baskets. Like many shade loving cactus, the ric-rac prefers smaller baskets with a very porous soil. As the plant grows and gets rootbound the plant can be repotted to a bigger basket. Rik Rac will grow better in bright shade and can even handle a little bit of direct sun as long as it is not too hot. In nature ric-racs grow as Epiphytes (like orchids) forming dense clusters cascading down from the branches of trees. Like many orchids they can handle quite a bit of water, as long as the drainage is very good. For basket culture, it is better to allow the soil to dry out a little bit between waterings. During the winter, the soil should be kept a little dryer and fertilizer should be kept to a minimum. In old and rootbound plants, flowers may appear around March/April. At this time watering can be increased along with the fertilization. A liquid fertilizer like the ones used for orchids work very well. Selenicereus are tropical forest cactus and even though they can withstand temperatures outside near freezing it is better to keep the plant above 40° F. They make a good indoor plant for homes in colder locations. Trimming occasionally will be necessary because some leaves will get quite long. Use gloves when doing this because the ric-rac is still a cactus and its thorns despite being small and almost invisible, can puncture the skin.
Immediate shipping, 6" Pot not in bloom. Similar to first two photos.
Easy to grow Orchid Cactus
Proper name: Selenicereus
Great in a hanging basket
Immediate shipping, 6" Pot not in bloom
Posted by Beyssa M. Buil on Jan 11th 2021
Posted by Yadhira on Oct 26th 2020
Plant was meticulously packaged along with the rest of the plants I ordered. I am very pleased.