This cute Cactus is a lovely hanging or shelf plant, Melanie has shorter and more broad trails then her cousin, the Rat Tail Cactus. Aporocactus originate in Southern Mexico and Central America. They are an epiphytic plant meaning in the wild they would not need soil to grow, They can be seen clinging to rocks or hanging from trees.
Light conditions: position in bright light, this plant will enjoy full sun.
Neediness: easy to care for but remember that your cactus needs dusting to unblock its pores, helping it to breathe. Try a make-up brush or an artist’s brush to remove cobwebs and dust
Watering: contrary to what new cactus keepers think, cactus require regular watering, at least during the summer and active growing seasons. Only water again when the soil has dried out. Over the cooler months they may need only light watering every 3 to 4 weeks.
Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms and studies
Rate of growth: slow growing
Temperature: keep at a normal room temperature
Pets: this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. See our range of pet friendly plants if your pet is prone to nibbling.
Sizing: W14cm x H40cm (May be smaller from Jan-April)
Also known as: Rat Tail Cactus
(Does not include decorative pot.)
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