Santiago, the Fishbone Cactus
Meet Santiago. Named after a classic fisherman, he’s got all the right angling moves to lure you in! A lover of bad fish puns, he’ll have you reeling with joy when you see how cool his flowers are. A fish out of water, Santiago is actually an epiphyte who grows naturally in trees! Not a true cactus, he loves humidity so a mister or humidity tray is always welcome.
We recommend planting this plug in our Cactus & Succulent soil.
This plant ships as a 1″ fully rooted starter plant, as shown in the second photo. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.
If you order multiple plants, we put them together in one pot so they stay moist and insulated. If you think we haven’t sent the full order, please take out the plants from the pot first to count them.
- Botanical name: Disocactus anguliger
- Very long stems can safely be cut back to shorten the plant. New stems will grow right from the cut spot making your plant grow back fuller.
- The white or pale yellow flowers bloom nocturnally, exuding a strong, sweet scent.
- The fishbone cactus is a forest epiphyte from Mexico and loves high humidity. To increase the humidity, position the pot on a tray filled with gravel and keep this topped up with water, but not enough so that the pot is sitting in water.
- Skill Level: Beginner