Houseplant of the week: fishbone cactus

Treat this unusual, pet-friendly cactus right and you may get pretty flowers and plump pink fruit

Why will I love it?
Epiphyllum anguliger, more commonly known as the fishbone or zigzag cactus, is a fun, non-spiky plant that will add movement to your room – plus it’s non-toxic for pets and people.

Light or shade
Like all epiphytes it prefers the shade, with just a few hours of sunshine each day. In the late summer and early autumn, move it to a spot where it will receive a little full sun (but not during the peak afternoon heat) to encourage it to produce flowers.

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