Regular price $37.00

Water & Light Plant Shop's Fishbone Cactus (Cryptocereus Anthonyanus). Made out of real fish bones covered in algae. Free shipping on all orders.

The fishbone cactus (cryptocereus anthonyanus or epiphyllum anguliger) is a tropical plant native to Mexico. Known for its skeleton-like shape and long, reaching arms, this plant may actually flower given the right growing conditions.

Our fishbone cactus is 18-24" in length and is a unique plant grown by a local Southern Florida nursery that has specialized in cacti, succulents, and dracaenas since 1980. With 13 acres of climate-controlled greenhouses, the team prides itself on quality product and satisfied customers, which is exactly why we want to bring their product to you. As with all our suppliers, you can be sure that the plant you're getting is best in class and will last with proper care. With patented new plants, you can tell that this nursery knows what they're doing when it comes to growing plants.

  • 6" nursery pot. Recommend transplanting after 1 year into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using cactus/succulent mix.
  • Clean leaves with damp paper towel every 1-2 weeks. Check for pests while cleaning. For more information on the importance of cleaning leaves, read our guide here.
  • If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas. More information on common pest problems can be found here.
  • Safe for pets, though monitor closely if ingested.
  • Water thoroughly once every 2-3 weeks and allow excess water to run out the drainage holes in the nursery pot or whichever vessel you transplant into, however avoid overwatering. You can read some fundamental rules of watering here.
  • High indirect or direct light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage plant. You can find our plant placement guidelines here

For an overview on how we ship plants to you, see our guide hereAll items are shipped from Florida on Mondays or Tuesdays to allow for maximum continuous transit time while avoiding time spent sitting in warehouses, trucks, or other distribution points over the weekend. Depending on your location and the weather conditions across the country, we may be forced to hold on shipping until conditions improve as we have had items freeze while sitting in Chicago for four days and get delayed due to heavy holiday volume (Mother's Day, Christmas, etc.).  We will make every attempt to ship your item promptly on the very next Monday or Tuesday given that there are no anomalies in shipping conditions.

Items received in a damaged condition will be refunded immediately as we investigate the cause of the issue with the shipper.  Returns will not be accepted, please dispose of any unusable items after they have been refunded.