Rattail Cactus (Disocactus flagelliformis)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Disocactus flagelliformis Accepted
Selenicereus innesii Synonym
Aporocactus flagelliformis Synonym

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

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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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
Need help identifying cactus species by yatirahman Jul 1, 2019 11:26 AM 11
Rattail Cactus by NickyNick Jun 8, 2019 10:42 PM 12
Succulent Identification and Troubleshooting by alexanderlin999 May 28, 2019 10:21 AM 1
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Dec 3, 2020 5:11 PM 9,075
Can anyone offer tips on how to get this thing to bloom? by plantladylin Jul 21, 2017 1:05 PM 10
Blooming in May.... by wcgypsy May 30, 2017 5:00 PM 56
Dog tail cactus ? by Strng3rs Apr 29, 2017 12:00 PM 2
What's Blooming 2017 - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2018 8:14 PM 1,563
Draping plant to the right? by nelkennelken Mar 12, 2017 9:27 AM 4
New member needs help by plantladylin Apr 22, 2016 11:14 AM 0

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