Fishbone Cactus – Epiphyllum Anguiliger

The Fishbone Cactus, scientifically known as Epiphyllum anguliger, is a unique and visually captivating succulent plant native to the tropical forests of Mexico. Its distinctive foliage, reminiscent of fish skeletons, makes it a sought-after addition to any succulent collection or hanging basket. With its trailing stems and striking blooms, the Fishbone Cactus adds a touch of exotic beauty to indoor spaces. Along the edges of the stems, small notches or indentations give rise to delicate aerial roots. The plant produces stunning night-blooming flowers that emerge from the tips of the stems. These flowers are typically white or cream-colored and emit a sweet fragrance, adding to the plant’s allure.


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Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

Fishbone Cactus

Latin Name

Epiphyllum Anguliger


Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly, especially during the winter months when the plant is in its dormant period. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other issues, so it's essential to err on the side of underwatering.


Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization in the Autumn and winter when growth slows down.

Light Requirements

indirect light or a spot in part sun and part shade, Prefers bright


Maintain a warm environment with temperatures between 18-29°C. Fishbone Cacti prefer stable temperatures and are sensitive to cold drafts and temperature fluctuations. Protect them from drafts near windows or doors during the winter months.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is not toxic


Fishbone Cacti prefer moderate humidity levels. While they can tolerate drier air, they may benefit from occasional misting or placing a shallow tray of water filled with pebbles beneath the plant to increase humidity around the foliage.

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