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Rat Tail Cactus

Though seen here trailing on the ground, this cactus is ideal for hanging baskets. Bright pink/red flowers are produced randomly along the stems. This species will not tolerate any frost, but does very well outdoors in the summer , but needs to be protected from full noon sun. The name ‘Aporocactus’ comes from the Greek for “Cactus that is not penetrable”.

Botanical name: Aporocactus flagelliformis    Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Picture taken at Nong Nooch Gardens, Thailand.  Info –


2 responses »

  1. I have never seen the Rat-tail cactus in flower. It is very pretty. Your site is full of information.


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