Fish bone cactus grows easy, outdoor in ground, clay soil, full sun, but never flowers for me. I suspect it may be the cold and rain during Melbourne winter.
These plants require warmth with high humidity. They should be kept at 16–25°C (61–77°F), it may drop to 10–15°C (50–59°F) for shorter periods. Mist spray them daily and stand the pots on trays or saucers of moist pebbles.
After flower buds start to form, apply a tomato-type fertilizer every two weeks. Stop feeding when most buds are open.
I have a Zig Zag cactus but hasn't bloomed for 2 years now. What's wrong?Potplant Soil be dense and gets morning sun till 11:30. Please advise me in what I am doing wrong
According to the article below, the plants only rarely bloom so you probably are not doing anything wrong. The plants prefer a soil similar to an orchid mix and make sure you don't overwater. Allow to dry out between waterings. Read more below:
I had a beautiful Ric Rac cactus and it developed some sort of disease. Half of the plant died. The half that survived was repotted. Unfortunately now it no longer has the deep zigzag spikes it used to. It's wavy at best. It grows long and stringy and stays semi wavy but never got back its signature Zigzag Fish bone characteristic its famous for. what's wrong with my plant?
Try trimming off the stringy stuff. I looked at some photos online and you still have some normal looking stems, just not real zigzaggy. Make sure you are giving it the proper cultural needs. See the article below.
I had a huge ricrac cactus. A lot of it suddenly died over the summer. I was able to save some parts and replant them. The parts that I saved are growing strangely. Please see the pictures. It's been like that for about 2 years. It never grows the deep "ric rac" signature features. It grows wavy at best. Please help!
Make sure you are meeting its needs. It needs a soil similar to Orchid mix, or a cactus mix with a little compost added. Go easy on the watering; let it dry out between waterings. It may need more humidity. Also it only needs fertilizing in spring.
Your last photo looks like an aerial root. I included info about aerial roots.
To me and what you have on the computer it sounds like there isn't any diffence at all. Do you sell the epiphyllum guatemalense? I would like a big one(buy).
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