“Rattail” Cactus (Aporocactus flagelliformis)


Aporocactus flagelliformis, commonly called Rattail/Rat Tail Cactus has long, narrow softly spined stems that cascade over the pot with age. Native to Mexico in dry forest areas, found growing on the surface of rocks (lithophytes) or in trees as epiphytes. When provided ample light and proper care, they are well known for their beautiful and showy pink flowers. 

Cactus enjoy bright, indirect light. Indoors, a southern window would be best. Plant in a high draining yet rich cactus/succulent soil and allow soil to dry completely between watering. Keep soil moisture higher during their growing season (April-October), then reduce watering November-March. 

The plant in the picture is similar to the one you will receive. If purchased, you will get a picture of the plant prior to shipping to note quality and growth.


-We only ship this plant BARE ROOT, to avoid shipping mishaps and damage to the plant.

-We DO NOT ship internationally, United States ONLY

-We only ship when our local temperatures are between 30-85 degrees Fahrenheit. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL TEMPS BEFORE ORDERING. We will provide a 72 hour heat pack for temps below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

-If your order is placed when temps are outside of our preferred window, we will hold your plant until we can ship your plant safely.

-WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS. Blemishes and leaf damage is part of the risk taken when shipping a tropical plant. We take great care in packaging to prevent damage from occurring.

Our plants are pest-free to the best of our knowledge. All plants are treated preventatively with Bonide Horticultural Dormancy Oil for spider mites, mealy bug, and thrips. In addition, our plants may also be preventatively treated with Bonide Systemic granules for mealy bug, scale, thrips, and fungus gnats.

*WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS. Please quarantine your new plants as you would any other plant purchase prior to introducing into your collection.

We are not responsible for LOST AND STOLEN packages. If you live in an apartment building, please be vigilant in tracking your packages and be ready to receive the package; It is prevalent for packages to get taken.