General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: Stems trailing to 6 feet or more
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Deep Magenta-pink
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Near Threatened (NT)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Near Threatened
Common names
  • Rattail Cactus
  • Whip Cactus
  • Junquillo
  • Nopalillo
  • Cierge Serpent
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Aporocactus flagelliformis
  • Synonym: Selenicereus innesii
  • Synonym: Disocactus flagelliformis

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piksihk On June 29, 2018 Obtained plant
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MySecretIslandGarden On July 30, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Pups are emerging
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I would love to see this picture re-taken by Dutchlady1 Jan 20, 2012 7:42 PM 7
Chrysanthemums. by woodspirit Sep 29, 2019 10:13 PM 4

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