Cactus 'Rat Tail' (Aporocactus flagelliformis)

Common Name(s): Rat tail cactus.

Description: Green cactus with thick, hanging spiny stems. Grows bright pink flowers.

Light: Full sun.

Water: Water when completely dry.

Origins: Native to Mexico and Central America.

Other Interesting Facts: In Mexico these are traditionally planted in the open end of a cow's horn. The dried flowers are used medicinally.