Cryptocereus anthonyanus


Common name:  Ric Rac Cactus or Fishbone Orchid Cactus

  • An exotic plant with very unusual cascading leaves which have a distinctive zigzag pattern
  • In nature it grows as an epiphyte forming dense clusters which cascade down the branches of trees
  • Magnificent, large up to 15 cm maroon, pink and white blooms open in the late afternoon to evening
  • Perfectly suited to growing in hanging baskets and most definitely a conversation piece
  • Grows well indoors and will give your interior a jungle feel
  • Care level: Easy

5 in stock

SKU: Suc-Cur-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 Category:

Additional information

Weight .550 kg
Dimensions 12 cm

Plant Care:

Tips on how to grow your plant successfully:

Light: Best grown in partial shade or bright indirect light.

Potting: Grows and flowers best when a little root bound, so best potted in smaller containers. Always use a free draining potting soil. A good quality potting soil with the addition of fine gravel or perlite is recommended.

Watering: Water your plant thoroughly and wait for your plant to start drying out before watering again. Approximately once a week. Never leave your plant standing in water for any length of time. Always pour off the excess water which has collected in the drip tray after watering.

Temperature: Cryptocereus are tropical rain forest cacti from Mexico and prefer minimum temperatures of above 5 degrees Celsius. Fertiliser: Apply a balanced water soluble fertiliser at ½ of the recommended strength once a month during spring and summer.

Please Note:

The plant is a rooted cutting and is currently growing in a 12 cm plastic pot. Although our plants are grown under the same conditions and we carefully handpick your plant to ensure the best quality possible, no two plants are identical. The plant supplied will be similar to the plant photographed in the 12 cm pot. Photographs of the large plant and of the flowering plant are for reference purposes only and are not the size of the plants offered for sale.