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Epiphyllum anguliger

Common Name: Fishbone Cactus, Ric-Rac Cactus, Wijayakusuma

Plant Family: Cactaceae

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Epiphyllum anguliger
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Quantity or Pot size (see 'Pot Sizes' tab below):  9 cm pots


Hardiness/minimum temperature:  very tender - minimum plus 10 to 15 deg. C.
Position/ Situation:  Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Sun/ Shade:  Part Shade
Suggested Use:  Houseplant
Season of Interest:  All year round
Scent:  Scented Flowers
Flower Colour:  White
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Trailing
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Cactus Compost


A tree-dwelling cactus from Mexico, sporting curiously shaped stems - these are flat with distinct zigzag shaped edges. Either train it up a suitable support such as a moss pole, or let it trail from a hanging basket. Strongly scented white flowers appear in spring and autumn when the day length resembles that of its native habitat. They open late at night and will be shriveled by the following morning.

In the wild Epiphyllums grow on the trunks and branches of other plants. They naturally have a rather floppy habit and either need tying in to a support such as a moss pole or you can grow them in a large pot or hanging basket so they can trail over the edge. They like a very free draining compost so either buy a specialist cactus compost or mix your own with 1 part peat free compost and 1 part grit or Pearlite.

Water sparingly do not allow the compost to become too wet. In summer feed every two weeks with cactus fertiliser or half strength Tomato fertiliser to encourage flower formation.

They like bright light and humidity but position away from hot sun. These plants would normally be partially shaded by the plants they grow on so don't want to be subjected to very hot sun in summer. 


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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.