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Live "Ric Rac" "Fishbone" EPIPHYLLUM Orchid Cactus Maroon Flower 1 Yr LG Plant
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28 Mar, 2013 01:57:25 GMT
US $9.95
Approximately £6.38(including postage)
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Houston, Texas, United States


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Live "Ric Rac" "Fishbone" Selenicereus ANTHONYANUS EPIPHYLLUM Orchid Cactus Maroon Flower 1 Yr LG Plant


This auction is for (1) "Ric Rac" "Fishbone" EPIPHYLLUM Orchid Cactus Maroon Flower 1 Yr LG Starter Plant.  You will receive a similar plant as shown in the picture, from our mother plant.  Growing instruction will be included.

Selenicereus anthonyanus is a cactus species native to southern Mexico.  It is grown as an ornamental because of its beautiful nocturnal flowers and unusual stems.

Common names:  Fish Bone Cactus, Rick Rack Cactus, Zig-zag cactus, St. Anthony's Rik-Rak

This orchid cactus relative has serrated leaves that resemble fish bones.  It can be trained to climb a trellis, but looks best in a hanging basket from where the lightning-shaped leaves will dangle two to four feet over the edge. The Ric-Rac cactus is one of the easiest plants to grow in hanging baskets. Like many shade loving cactus, the ric-rac prefers smaller baskets with a very porous soil. As the plant grows and gets rootbound the plant can be repotted to a bigger basket. They will grow better in bright shade and can even handle a little bit of direct sun as long as it is not too hot. In nature ric-racs grow as Epiphytes (like orchids) forming dense clusters cascading down from the branches of trees. Like many orchids they can handle quite a bit of water, as long as the drainage is very good.  It is nightblooming and the flowers last only a single night in spring. It is common that specimens rare or never flower, but when they do so, they are usually rootbound in poor soil, then can produce many white & pink & maroon slender-petaled starburst blossoms, which begin to open right at dusk, releasing a pleasing fragrance intended to attract nocturnal pollinators.   

The species name is after St. Anthony. There is a traditional prayer to Anthony that pleads, "From thunder, lightning & storms, St. Anthony deliver us," for as it turns out, Anthony is called to whenever a Catholic is at risk of death in a blizzard, & might even be regarded as a patron saint of weather forcasting. Seeking further a story that would explain Anthony's power over fierce weather, it turns out that among his many supernatural visions, induced by fasting & abuse of his own body, he hallucinated himself set-upon by demons in the form of tornados & hailstones & such like, with Satan having the form of a thunderbolt, as is stated in the gospel of Luke [10:18]. So as it turns out, the ric-rac cactus is manifestation of the devil! .


     Our shipping dates are Monday and Tuesday, if you order on Tuesday or later, it will be ship the following week.  If you need the plants by a specific date for a project or event, please let me know and we will be happy to arrange something out for you.  Our bamboo nursery farm is located in Houston, TX.  You are welcome to come by and pick up to save on shipping fee or buy more if you wish.  We have thousands of bamboo and other exotic plants for you to choose from.

     Our plants are ship wrapped with moist media and carefully packed to guarantee 100% delivered alive and healthy when you receive it.  If you are unsatisfied with your order, please let me know immediately and I will gladly exchange for you.  Please do not leave negative feedbacks as we are new to eBay and need as much positive feedbacks as possible so we can stay on top of our game.  Your business is very important to us and we will try our best to make you a satisfied customer.  Thank you and have a great day!


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