Native from Mexico, this stunning, ornamental cactus with funky foliage and glorious flowers has leaves with beautifully wavy margins that oscillate along the stem and give rise to its common names: Fishbone Cactus or Zig Zag Cactus. Flowers, when produced, are creamy white, with long lemon yellow to orange-brown outer petals, and are heavily scented. Other names include Moon Cactus and Rick-Rack (or Ric-Rac) Cactus.
As from the rainforest, this cactus thrives in warm and humid environments. Ideally suited to kitchens and bathrooms where they can take advantage of any steam generated.
Not edible. Non-toxic if accidentally ingested.
Light: Prefers medium light conditions.
Water: Prefers more water during the warmer months, but won't appreciate sitting in wet conditions. Try to keep things lightly moist. Water as the top of the soil starts to dry out but there is still moisture at the root level. In winter, allow the soil to dry out a little more between watering.