Epiphyllum Anguliger 'Fishbone Cactus'

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Basic Info

Epiphyllum Anguliger is also commonly known as the ‘Fishbone Cactus’. As the plant grows you can expect it to reach up to around 30 cm (12″) long and around 5 cm (2″) in diameter. One of the most notable features of the plant would be the green to dark green stems that are shaped oddly. When it flowers you can expect pale yellow floweres that create strong scent.

Scientific Classification

Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Hylocereeae
Genus: Epiphyllum

Care and Propagation Information


Epiphyllum Anguliger ‘Fishbone Cactus’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Fishbone Cactus healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Epiphyllum Anguliger ‘Fishbone Cactus’

This succulent type is a unique one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy pale yellow flowers. It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.

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Where to Plant

Epiphyllum Anguliger ‘Fishbone Cactus’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone native to the plant. If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Fishbone Cactus in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).

How to Propagate Epiphyllum Anguliger ‘Fishbone Cactus’

Fishbone Cactus can be propagated by cuttings or seeds. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Epiphyllum Anguliger ‘Fishbone Cactus’ From Cuttings

When propagating Fishbone Cactus from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

How to Propagate Epiphyllum Anguliger ‘Fishbone Cactus’ Using Seeds

This succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.

Origin and Habitat

Epiphyllum Anguliger ‘Fishbone Cactus’ is native to Mexico.

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