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Rick Rack Cactus

Selenicereus anthonyanus

Also known as

Fishbone Cactus, Zig-Zag Cactus, St. Anthony's Rik-Rak, Orchid Cactus

Selenicereus anthonyanus (2674472525) by RDPixelShop (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Partial Shade
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Rick Rack Cactus

A close up of a pink Selenicereus anthonyanus flower
A Selenicereus anthonyanus plant with green stems and a pink flower
A close up of some green Selenicereus anthonyanus growing in the wild
A photo of Rick Rack Cactus

Rick Rack Cactus Overview

Selenicereus anthonyanus is a perennial epiphytic cactus species from the Cactaceae family. It is native from Mexico to Tropical America and sometimes still known by the name Cryptocereus anthonyanus. It grows fast, forming slim, branching slender stems with zig-zagging protrusions and aerial roots. This plant produces spectacularly showy pink blooms which open during the night.

How to propagate Rick Rack Cactus

Cuttings

Special features of Rick Rack Cactus

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant