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Rick Rack Cactus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Selenicereus anthonyanus syn. Cryptocereus anthonyanus

 

Rick Rack Cactus

This is a night blooming cactus with long, arching stems coated with serrated leaf nodes. Fishbone cactus is found in groups in its natural habitat and they hang from trees. The plant thrives in a moist, humid environment. In the home, choose a basket or unglazed pot for the cactus to enhance evaporation and prevent the plant from getting too wet

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plant Features
  • Rick Rack Cactus likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Rick Rack Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Rick Rack Cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Rick Rack Cactus likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Rick Rack Cactus

Latin name

Selenicereus anthonyanus syn. Cryptocereus anthonyanus

type

Flowering plant

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rick Rack Cactus likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Rick Rack Cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Rick Rack Cactus likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Rick Rack Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rick Rack Cactus is 0.80meters x 0.60meters 0.80 M 0.60 M

Selenicereus anthonyanus syn. Cryptocereus anthonyanus

This is a night blooming cactus with long, arching stems coated with serrated leaf nodes. Fishbone cactus is found in groups in its natural habitat and they hang from trees. The plant thrives in a moist, humid environment. In the home, choose a basket or unglazed pot for the cactus to enhance evaporation and prevent the plant from getting too wet


Planting - Growing medium

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Free-draining, humus-rich, somewhat acid growing media are used, such as a mixture of peat or leafmould and an inert material such as grit, sharp sand or polystyrene beads. It is recommended that plants should be grown in relatively small pots; half-height pots are suitable.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Winter

In the home, propagation can be achieved by using short pieces of stem, one to three segments long, twisted off rather than cut. Cuttings are allowed to dry for 1–7 days, forming a callus at the broken end, and then rooted in an open growing medium. Temperatures above 21 °C (70 °F) and up to 27 °C (81 °F) in long day/short night conditions speed rooting.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Schlumbergera Truncata flowers only open for one night and are very fragrant, as to attract nocturnal pollinators. Flowers in late spring or early summer.

 
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