Lighting: Bright, Indirect Light - Direct Sun
Water: Once every 10-14 days. Allow the soil to dry out in between waterings.
Humidity: Tolerates standard household humidity.
Native Origin: Central America
USDA Hardy Zone: 10 & 11
Fern Leaf Cactus (Selenicereus chrysocardium) is an epiphytic cactus from Central America. This is an easy going plant perfect for beginners, or any collector looking to add a quirky hanging plant to their arsenal. We can let the soil dry out in between waterings and provide indirect light for your 'Fern Leaf'. Fern Leafs are also known for their ease of propagation. Simply snip a piece of the plant off, plant your cutting in a bit of soil and it will root effortlessly if treated as normal.
Fern Leaf Cactus will grow beautifully outdoors, but they are not winter hardy and should be brought inside once temperatures dip below 55 degrees. Spring through Fall, keep your Alocasia in Full Shade and make sure it is not receiving any hot, direct sun. Water once your plant has had a chance to dry out, usually about every 4-6 days with moderate temperatures. You may need to water your Alocasia every 2-3 days during periods of extreme heat.