Fishbone, Ric Rac Cactus – Succulent Plant
Fishbone cactus is certainly one of the most exotic cactus houseplants you can grow! It has distinctive fleshy foliage and the stems are serrated like a fish’s backbone. If it gets enough sunlight, The fishbone cactus – succulent will reward you with stunning pink and white orchid-like flowers.
Best as a trailing houseplant, Fishbone cactus plants grow best in hanging baskets. In nature, they are epiphytic which means they grow on the trunks and branches of trees.
And it is also known as Ric Rac Cactus, Moon Cactus, Zig-Zag Cactus, Queen of the Night, and Ric Rac Orchid Cactus.
Fishbone Cactus Care
Propagate from cuttings taken in spring or summer. Remove a 5-6 inch long branch and allow it to dry for a day before inserting it. Plant in the potting mix about 2 cm deep. But re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season Because this season is best for the fishbone cactus plants to fast-growing.
- Sunlight- Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.
- Watering- Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for summer.
- Soil- Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.
- Temperature- 22 to 35 degrees C.
- Fertilizer- No need for much.
Planting & Care
- Keep in a bright sunny location.
- Try not to water the leaves, give water to the soil only.
- Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
- Water the plant in the morning time.
- Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in the darkroom.
- While re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots because it’s not good for the plant.
- Survivals and growers of the summer.
- Weekly once or twice watering is enough.
- Best for tabletops and gifting.
- Best for terrariums.
- Easy to grow.
- Indirect sunlight is enough.
- Less Maintenance.