Plant Care Anacampseros


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Anacampseros has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Anacampseros has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Fishbone Cactus, Fishbone Cactus, Rick rack cactus, Zig-zag cactus and St. anthony's rik-rak


Selenicereus anthonyanus

How to care for Anacampseros


How often to water your Anacampseros

Water needs for Anacampseros
0.5 cups
every 12

Anacampseros needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Anacampseros

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Fishbone Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Anacampseros: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Anacampseros love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Anacampseros does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Anacampseros in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Anacampseros

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Anacampseros: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Anacampseros after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region

Care Summary for Anacampseros



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Anacampseros has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Anacampseros has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Anacampseros has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Anacampseros has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Sarah avatar
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globe Grafton, IL

Fun, different plant and I’ve never seen one before I bought this one at an aldi and haven’t seen one since. So snag it up if you see one.

Survivor Survivor

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