Zig zag cactus

A species loved for its characteristic look and fragrant flowers.
Common name : Zig zag cactus
Scientific name : Epiphyllum anguliger
Family : Cactaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
A species native to Mexico, with smooth green skin and extensively branched stems. The primary stems are often woody, while the secondary stems are deeply lobed, flat and succulent, 20–30 cm long. The lobes are rectangular or slightly rounded. The white or pale yellow flowers bloom nocturnally, exuding a strong, sweet scent. The fruit is delicious and said to taste like gooseberries. The interior of the fruit looks rather like a kiwifruit, with green pulp and small black seeds.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 45 - 60
pH 6

Plant my zig zag cactus

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my zig zag cactus

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my zig zag cactus

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my zig zag cactus

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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