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Cactus Cryptocereus anthonyanus aka Ric Rac Cactus - 6” Hanging Basket

Cactus Cryptocereus anthonyanus aka Ric Rac Cactus - 6” Hanging Basket

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Cryptocereus anthonyanus, commonly known as the Fishbone cactus or Ric Rac cactus, is a unique and visually striking epiphytic cactus. Cryptocereus anthonyanus has flat, succulent-like stems that are deeply lobed and resemble the shape of a fishbone or zigzag pattern. The stems have serrated or toothed edges, giving them a distinctive and ornamental appearance. The stems are typically dark green in color.

Growth habit: This cactus has a trailing or cascading growth habit, making it suitable for hanging baskets or tall containers where the stems can gracefully drape and cascade down. The stems can grow quite long, creating an attractive display.

Flowers: Cryptocereus anthonyanus produces small, inconspicuous flowers that usually bloom at night. The flowers are typically white or pale yellow and have a pleasant fragrance. While the flowers may not be the main attraction of this cactus, they can add a delightful touch when they appear.

Light requirements: Cryptocereus anthonyanus prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some morning or evening sun, but it should be protected from intense, direct sunlight, which can scorch the stems. Placing it near a window with filtered light or in a well-lit room is ideal.

Watering and care: As an epiphytic cactus, Cryptocereus anthonyanus has similar watering needs to other epiphytic species. It prefers well-draining soil and should be watered when the top inch of soil feels dry. Allow excess water to drain away to prevent waterlogging, as this can lead to root rot. During the winter months, reduce watering to match the plant's slower growth.

It's worth noting that Cryptocereus anthonyanus is not considered toxic to humans or pets, but it's always a good practice to keep plants out of reach to avoid any potential issues.

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