rattail cactus


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rattail cactus

or rat's tail cactus
n.
A cactus (Disocactus flagelliformis) of Mexico and Central America having thin drooping stems and brilliant dark pink flowers, often cultivated as a houseplant.
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Noun1.rattail cactus - commonly cultivated tropical American cactus having slender creeping stems and very large showy crimson flowers that bloom for several daysrattail cactus - commonly cultivated tropical American cactus having slender creeping stems and very large showy crimson flowers that bloom for several days
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
Aporocactus, genus Aporocactus - small genus of epiphytic cacti of Mexico
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The plants: (A) Adenanthos sericea, (B) Sedum morganianum, (C) rattail cactus (Aporocactus flagellifarmis).
By contrast, plants such as rattail cactus (Aporocactus flagelliformis) burro's tail (Sedum morganianum) and variegated elephant bush (Portulacarla afra 'Variegata'), will grow slowly but surely for years, becoming fuller and more arresting with the passage of time.
During my visit, I noticed a hummingbird sipping nectar from the flowers of a rattail cactus.