Ric Rac cactus (Cryptocereus  Anthonyanus)
Ric Rac cactus (Cryptocereus  Anthonyanus)
Ric Rac cactus (Cryptocereus  Anthonyanus)

Ric Rac cactus (Cryptocereus Anthonyanus)

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This orchid cactus relative has serrated leaves that resemble fish bones.
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. Cryptocereus 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. For basket culture, it is better to allow the soil to dry out a little bit between waterings. During the winter, the soil should be kept a little dryer and fertilizer should be kept to a minimum.

 They make a good indoor plant for homes in colder locations. Trimming occasionally will be necessary because some leaves will get quite long. Use gloves when doing this because the ric-rac is still a cactus and its thorns despite being small and almost invisible, can puncture the skin. Ric-racs are not a prolific bloomer, only a few flowers will appear on old and rootbound plants and it may take a few years before that happens, but on the other hand the leaves are very beautiful and unusual.


FAMILY : Cactaceae
ORIGIN : Mexico
SIZE : hanging basket
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : shade
WATER REQUIREMENTS : keep dry
MIN. TEMP. : low 30's
FLOWER : spring ( few and rare )


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Delivery

You’ll see we are constantly updating the website with new stock and plants and have begun deliveries in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle & The Hunter regions. 

We will do our best to get your plants to you the same day, but we are still a small team so it may be the next day depending  on when you place your order. 

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Delivery is charge at a flat rate of $12.99 for all orders within 30kms of our Boolaroo store. Our minium order is $20 for all local deliveries.

Australia Post & Sendle are available for further out  than that with our plant postal service but we would prefer to deliver in person.

Plant postal service

As of June 1st 2020 we will only be posting a select range of plants.

You can find these plants in the "Plants we can post" collection.

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Updated 29th April

As of 2nd May 2020 our store will re open to the public with social distancing measures in place.

Important changes

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