Fishbone cactus

Everyone's favourite - the fishbone cactus or Epiphyllum Anguliger. This wacky pet safe plant is always very popular and you can see why! 


Bright, indirect light is the best for the fishbone cactus. They will tolerate some direct light but keep it to a minimum. If the leaves begin to get a reddish tinge, this is a sign of sunburn.

Can adjust to lower light levels as well but growth will be much slower and it may start to reach towards the light.


Fishbone cactus like a bit more water than a typical cactus because they originate from from rainforests where they are moist and humid. Water when the top two or so inches of soil feels dry.

In winter, water less frequently, so allow the soil to dry out slightly more than you would in spring and summer.

Wrinkled leaves can be a sign of underwatering.


Normal household humidity will be sufficient for your fishbone cactus.


You can feed your fishbone cactus with every second watering or around once a month in the warmer months. Feeding is not required over autumn/winter as the plant is not actively growing. You can purchase our plant food here.

How to propagate: 

Fishbone cactus are super easy to propagate and grow new plants from. Simply cut off a piece of a stem/leaf, leave it to callus over for a few days and then pop it in some water to root. When roots have formed you can transplant it to soil and it will continue to grow from there.

New leaves will typically grow from where you have cut so if you can use this method to make your plant look more full as well.

You can also put the cuttings straight into soil and they will root there, it's just up to you whether you would prefer to see the roots growing! If you use the soil method, make sure you don't water until the roots have started to grow to avoid rot.

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