|Aporophyllum Hybrids take simular care as Epis The name 'Aporocactus' comes from the Greek for "Cactus that is not penetrable". Aporocatus have been cultivated in Europe since the end of the 17th century.
Aporocactus is a genus of epiphytic cacti from Mexico's high land plateaus. In the wild, they grow on trees or rocks. In cultivation, standard cactus mix is adequate to grow them, but they look better in baskets. They will not tolerate any frost.
The most distinct characteristic of these cacti are creeping, trailing or pendulous stems that hang like tails. Stems are spiny,Flowers open by day. Plant the Rat Tail Cactus in full sun in greenhouses and windows in colder climates and on porches, balconies and elsewhere outside in warmer climates.
but they like a little more sun than Epis, most of the blooms are smaller but numerous, growth varies but is slender, rope like or 4 and 6 sided in general and some have small spines like hairs some almost none. Aporophyllums have come about by the crossing of Epiphyllums and Aporocactus or (ratail). Most tend to like full sun most of the day, others enjoy a break from full sun part of the day. Offered as cuttings, occasionally rooted plants will be available also. |
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