Hatiora salicornioides - Dancing Bones Cactus
Hatiora salicornioides looks like something from an underwater dreamscape. Composed of many tube-like branches that grow from upright, woody stems, Hatiora salicornioides is often called by its common names -- "Dancing Bones" and "Drunkard's Dream" cactus -- because of its contorted growth habit and bottle-shaped segments. Each stem can grow to be quite long, and eventually the Hatiora will gently cascade over the edges of its pot. When the cactus blossoms, tiny bright yellow flowers develop into small pink berries.
A jungle cactus, Hatiora salicornioides is epiphytic, meaning that it grows in the crooks of trees in its native forest habitat. This means that it requires little soil to survive, and is tolerant of lower light and more moisture than most cacti. As such, it's an exceptionally easy houseplant to care for, perfect for houseplant beginners and experts alike.
• Light: Prefers bright, indirect light, but tolerates medium, indirect light
• Water: Drought tolerant. Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry to the touch
• Considerations: Use a well-draining soil, and select a planter with drainage. Pet friendly!
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Hatiora salicornioides that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of a 4" or 6" nursery pot – Hand Thrown Ceramic Planter sold separately. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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Dancing Bones Cactus (Hatiora salicorniodes)
Big, beautiful plant shipped with the utmost of care! Happily residing in my solar room where it’s flourishing. My go-to place for great plants! ❤️
Hatiora salicorniodes/Drunkard’s Dream
Very nice succulent plant, the first of this branching kind that I’ve owned. It’s been about a week since I’ve had it and I see evidence of new growth already so I can assume it is a very healthy plant that I received from Pistilis nursery. I will go to them when I’m looking for something unusual to add to my collection.
A spunky and sweet little plant! Arrived in great condition and settled in nicely!