Aporocactus flagelliformis

Rat Tail Cactus

The most distinct characteristic of these cacti are creeping, trailing or pendulous stems that hang like tails. Stems are spiny, green when young and grayish when older. Flowers are small and open by day. Plant the Rat Tail Cactus in full sun in greenhouses and windows in colder climates and on porches, balconies and elsewhere outside in warmer climates. Keep dry in winter and water with moderation from spring to fall. Watch for red spider mites.
Aporocactus flagelliformis, Rat Tail Cactus
This cactus is best in hanging baskets or window boxes. Hardy only in zones 9-10, but grow as a houseplant elsewhere.

Attributes - Aporocactus flagelliformis

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant. Susceptible to Root Rot.

 
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