12 Months of Growth: Fish Bone Cactus

12 Months of Growth: Fish Bone Cactus

12 Months of Growth is about helping you grow a plant collection, and learn how easy it can be to grow your plants. We want you to have a home full of thriving plants that you love. 

Each month we’ll be focusing on one plant species, and sharing care tips, giveaways and plant love throughout the month on our website and social media. Follow @elorastflowers so you don’t miss out on all the info!

 fishbone cactus at Elora St. Flowers

The Fish Bone Cactus originates in Mexico, where tropical rainforests make a moist and humid environment. It's also known are a Rick-Rack Cactus or Orchid Cactus.

It is a cousin of orchids, and rarely will have a soft pink bloom that only blooms at night and lasts for only one day.

If you're lucky enough to get it to bloom, it will be in late Autumn - early winter. 

The fish bone can grow leaves as long as 8’-12’. It is a fairly fast growing plant and an easy keeper.

flowering fishbone cactus


Watching your plants and learning their signs is one of the best parts about owning and being a plant parent! Keep these watering tips in mind.

  • Water approximately every two weeks. When the fishbone leaves are plump and full, you'll know you've watered correctly.
  • If your soil is dry, the fishbone leaves will be flat or wrinkling - it needs a drink!

Questions about caring for your Fish Bone Cactus?

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