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4" Fishbone Cactus

$19.99

Fishbone cactus boasts many colorful names. Ric Rac, Zigzag and Fishbone orchid cactus are just a few of these descriptive monikers. The names refer to the alternate pattern of the leaves along a central spine that resembles a fish skeleton. This stunning plant is an epiphytic specimen that can grow in low soil situations where other organic media are present. Growing fishbone cactus is easy even for the so-called “black thumb” gardener. Bring in a fishbone cactus houseplant and enjoy the crazy zigzag pattern of its succulent foliage.

CARE TIPS

  • 4" nursery pot. Recommend transplanting after 1 year into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using cactus/succulent mix.
  • Clean leaves with damp paper towel every 1-2 weeks. Check for pests while cleaning.
  • If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas. 
  • Safe for pets, though monitor closely if ingested.
  • Water thoroughly once every 2-3 weeks and allow excess water to run out the drainage holes in the nursery pot or whichever vessel you transplant into, however avoid overwatering. 
  • High indirect or direct light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage plant. 

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