Is a cactus still a cactus, if there are no spines? We think so! Native to Mexico the Ric Rac Cactus is a fast-growing jungle cactus, the thick succulent stems are adapted to living in high humidity. Around August the cactus produces fragrant blooms that only open at night, giving it its nickname "Queen of the Night".
Grow pot size: 3", 4” and 6”
Overall height including grow pot: 6-16" depending on grow pot size.
Plant Care Level: Easy
This fast-growing jungle cactus looks absolutely stunning trailing down a bookshelf! If you are able to provide your plant with adequate light it will have fragrant blooms that open up at night.
Epiphyllum 'Ric Rac' Cactus Care Tips
How to care for information:
- Monitor your plant for overwatering signs. If you notice that your plant is safe from root rot, your plant may be getting too much sun at this stage. Slowly acclimate your cactus by gradually placing it in brighter locations every week until it can tolerate direct sun.
- Water when the majority of the soil is bone dry. Water thoroughly and allow it to drain completely.
- Cacti grow very slowly. You may not even notice new growth. Ensure your plant is receiving bright light with at least 4 hours of direct light.
The Epiphyllum 'Ric Rac' Cactus Story
Where is it from?
The Epiphyllum ‘Ric Rac’ Cactus is from Mexico!
Who is the Epiphyllum 'Ric Rac' Cactus?
The Ric Rac Cactus has lobed leaf edges giving it the appearance of rickracks which is a piece of fabric that is braided, resembling a zipper.
Good For You!
Sleep? If you have a bright spot in your bedroom, this plant would be an excellent choice. The effects plants have on our sleep is a wonderful benefit to owning little green friends.
Breath? Cacti are known for their air-purifying properties.
Is the Epiphyllum 'Ric Rac' Cactus the right plant for me?
The Ric Rac Cactus is fairly easy to care for! Allow the soil to dry completely. Water thoroughly then allow it to drain completely. Overwatering will cause the plant to rot from the inside out. Place your plant in a spot that receives bright light with at least 4 hours of direct light. Treat it with neglect and you’ll have a thriving cactus!
Pet Friendly: It is pet-friendly! Always keep plants away from curious pets and children.
Location Suggestions: Living Room, Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen, Office Plants