St. Anthony's Rick-Rack

(Zig-Zag Cactus, Fishbone Orchid Cactus)

 
 

St. Anhony’s Rick-Rack or Fishbone Orchid Cactus blooms only at night in spring, and the flowers last but a single night.  Some rarely flower and some never flower at all. When they do flower, it’s usually because they are rootbound in poor soil, and they produce many white, pink and deep red blossoms.  They begin to open at dusk, and release an amazing fragrance which attracts nocturnal pollinators.

 

St. Anthony's Rick-Rack