Bring home this Cactus from Green Gini Collections.his common cactus is synonymous with Aporocactus flagelliformis. It is also closely related to Disocactus phyllanthoides “German Empress.”
“Rat-Tail Cactus” does not tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature, so it’s best to grow it where it won’t experience dramatic shifts in temperature. It does well in humid environments.
Watering: Disocactus flagelliformis “Rat-Tail Cactus” has typical watering needs for a succulent, except during the Fall and Spring when it is growing, and it requires more frequent watering. In the Winter, water sparingly. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Light:Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).