Botanical name: Aporocactus flagelliformis Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Cultivated for decades, this species is ofter rererred to as the "rat tail cactus". It's 1/2'" stems hand down over 2 feet, making this cactus one of the outstanding plants for hanging baskets. Bright pink flowers, 1.5 in across and 2.5 in long are produced randomly along the stems. This species will not tolerate any frost, but does very well outdoors in the summer provided it is protected from the full afternoon sun. The name 'Aporocactus' comes from the Greek for "Cactus that is not penetrable". This cactus is epiphytic in the wild (it grows in trees) It is perfectly adapted to hanging baskets. Use normal potting soil, it likes an acid soil. Morning sun is ideal.
The flower labeled Rat Tail Cactus is ...