Fishbone Cactus 101: Care and Propagation Guide

Fishbone Cactus 101: Care and Propagation Guide

The Fishbone cactus (Disocactus anguliger), also known as the Ric Rac orchid cactus, is a popular indoor plant native to the evergreen forests of Mexico. Its stems are arranged in a zigzag pattern, making it resemble the skeleton of a fish. Fishbone cacti can be grown indoors or outdoors, depending on the climate. They prefer…

Are Saguaro Cactus Protected? What to Know

Are Saguaro Cactus Protected? What to Know

The saguaro (Carnegiea gigantean) is the largest cactus species in the United States, native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. It is an iconic plant that was declared the official state cactus of Arizona. Although not an endangered species, saguaro fall under protected Arizona native plants. This means that harvesting, possessing, or transportation of saguaro…

Dragon Fruit Cactus Care and Propagation Guide

Dragon Fruit Cactus Care and Propagation Guide

Dragon fruit cacti are known for tasty, nutritious fruits natively called pitaya or pitahaya. The plants are also commonly used as rootstocks in crafting the moon of cactus. It is a fast-growing climbing cactus native to tropical Mexico, Central America, and South America. In the United States, dragon fruit can grow outdoors in USDA plant…

The Blue Torch Cactus – Care and Propagation Guide

The Blue Torch Cactus – Care and Propagation Guide

Blue torch cactus, also known as Pilosocereus pachycladus is a columnar tree-like cactus with stunning bluish stems lined with ribs and golden spikes. It is a tall plant that can reach 30ft in its native habitat. However, its aesthetic beauty makes it a great addition to any landscape or garden. Just like the Peruvian apple…

The Boobie Cactus: Care and Propagation Guide

The Boobie Cactus: Care and Propagation Guide

Myrtillocactus geometrizans Fukurokuryuzinboku is a rare succulent species that makes a special addition to any houseplant collection. The plant has a stunning shape that resembles the breasts of a lady thus the informal name “breast cactus” or “boobie cactus”. It is a fast-growing cactus equally with low maintenance needs. Like other desert cacti, this plant…

Bunny Ear Cactus Growing Long and Skinny? What to Do

Bunny Ear Cactus Growing Long and Skinny? What to Do

Bunny ear cacti are known for their distinctive, round pads that resemble rabbit ears. When grown properly, these plants are beautifully plump and full. Bunny ear cactus growing long and skinny is majorly a problem of lighting. If the cactus is not getting enough sunlight, it may stretch and become thin as it tries to…