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  • Botanical Name: Disocactus flagelliformis
  • Common Names: Rat Tail Cactus

Rat Tail Cactus: Whimsical Botanical Tendrils

The Rat Tail Cactus, is a whimsical marvel with slender, trailing tendrils resembling the tail of a rat. Native to Mexico, this succulent beauty thrives in well-draining soil and bright, indirect light. Its cylindrical stems, covered in tiny spines, cascade gracefully, creating a unique and enchanting visual display. With its trailing habit, the Rat Tail Cactus becomes a distinctive addition to hanging baskets and succulent gardens. Embrace the playful charm of this resilient succulent, as it adds a touch of botanical whimsy and natural elegance to your indoor or outdoor spaces.

Rat Tail Cactus Care Guide: Nurturing Nature’s Whimsical Wonder

Embark on a journey of botanical enchantment with the Rat Tail Cactus, a unique and whimsical succulent known for its trailing stems. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to guide you through cultivating and appreciating the distinctive beauty of your Rat Tail Cactus, creating a captivating display of nature’s wonder within your living space.

I. Light:

  1. Bright, Indirect Light: Place the Rat Tail Cactus in bright, indirect light to ensure healthy growth and vibrant green stems.
  2. Filtered Sunlight: Protect from intense sunlight; provide filtered sunlight or partial shade, especially during the hottest part of the day.

II. Temperature:

  1. Warm Conditions: Maintain a temperature range of 70°F to 100°F (21°C to 38°C) for optimal growth.
  2. Protect from Frost: Shield the cactus from frost; it thrives in warm climates and is not cold-tolerant.

III. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Use a well-draining cactus or succulent mix to prevent water retention and promote root health.
  2. Sandy Soil Addition: Enhance the mix with sand for improved aeration and drainage.

IV. Watering:

  1. Infrequent Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings; the Rat Tail Cactus prefers infrequent but thorough watering.
  2. Reduce Watering in Winter: Scale back watering during the dormant period in winter to prevent overhydration.

V. Humidity:

  1. Low Humidity Tolerance: Thrives in low humidity environments; additional humidity is not necessary.
  2. Adequate Ventilation: Ensure proper air circulation to prevent fungal issues, especially in humid conditions.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Sparse Fertilization: Feed with a diluted, balanced cactus fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  2. Dilute for Young Plants: Adjust fertilizer concentration for young Rat Tail Cactus or those recently propagated.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Minimal Pruning: Trim or prune sparingly to maintain the natural trailing form and remove any dead or yellowing stems.
  2. Remove Dried Flowers: Trim off dried flowers to encourage continuous blooming.

VIII. Support:

  1. Hanging Basket or Container: Showcase the trailing beauty of the Rat Tail Cactus by planting it in a hanging basket or container.
  2. Provide Support for Long Stems: If stems become too long, consider providing gentle support to prevent breakage.

IX. Repotting:

  1. When Root-Bound: Repot when the roots outgrow the current container, typically every 2-3 years.
  2. Spring Ideal: Spring is an ideal time for repotting to coincide with the plant’s natural growth period.

X. Propagation:

  1. Stem Cuttings: Propagate through stem cuttings; allow cuttings to dry and callus before planting in well-draining soil.
  2. Offsets: Occasionally, the Rat Tail Cactus produces offsets that can be carefully separated and planted for propagation.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Yellowing Stems: Adjust watering if stems begin to yellow; ensure proper drainage to prevent overwatering.
  2. Soft or Mushy Stems: Watch for signs of overwatering and adjust watering accordingly to prevent root rot.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Trailing Elegance: Embrace the trailing elegance of the Rat Tail Cactus by displaying it in a location where the stems can cascade freely.
  2. Create a Cactus Ensemble: Pair with other cactus varieties or succulents to create a captivating and diverse desert garden.

Immerse yourself in the whimsical wonder of the Rat Tail Cactus as it graces your living space with its unique and trailing beauty. Following this care guide tailored to its specific needs, you’ll cultivate a captivating display, adding a touch of nature’s enchantment to your indoor sanctuary. May your Rat Tail Cactus thrive, creating a mesmerizing tapestry of succulent charm in your home.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $50.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

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   Free Shipping on Order more than $50
   We offer replacement or a refund for damaged plant
   Only ship the healthy plants to you
   Over 400+ plants you can choose for your home

add a pot for your plant

quick plant care guide

Product Information

Information

  • Botanical Name: Disocactus flagelliformis
  • Common Names: Rat Tail Cactus

Rat Tail Cactus: Whimsical Botanical Tendrils

The Rat Tail Cactus, is a whimsical marvel with slender, trailing tendrils resembling the tail of a rat. Native to Mexico, this succulent beauty thrives in well-draining soil and bright, indirect light. Its cylindrical stems, covered in tiny spines, cascade gracefully, creating a unique and enchanting visual display. With its trailing habit, the Rat Tail Cactus becomes a distinctive addition to hanging baskets and succulent gardens. Embrace the playful charm of this resilient succulent, as it adds a touch of botanical whimsy and natural elegance to your indoor or outdoor spaces.

Rat Tail Cactus Care Guide: Nurturing Nature’s Whimsical Wonder

Embark on a journey of botanical enchantment with the Rat Tail Cactus, a unique and whimsical succulent known for its trailing stems. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to guide you through cultivating and appreciating the distinctive beauty of your Rat Tail Cactus, creating a captivating display of nature’s wonder within your living space.

I. Light:

  1. Bright, Indirect Light: Place the Rat Tail Cactus in bright, indirect light to ensure healthy growth and vibrant green stems.
  2. Filtered Sunlight: Protect from intense sunlight; provide filtered sunlight or partial shade, especially during the hottest part of the day.

II. Temperature:

  1. Warm Conditions: Maintain a temperature range of 70°F to 100°F (21°C to 38°C) for optimal growth.
  2. Protect from Frost: Shield the cactus from frost; it thrives in warm climates and is not cold-tolerant.

III. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Use a well-draining cactus or succulent mix to prevent water retention and promote root health.
  2. Sandy Soil Addition: Enhance the mix with sand for improved aeration and drainage.

IV. Watering:

  1. Infrequent Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings; the Rat Tail Cactus prefers infrequent but thorough watering.
  2. Reduce Watering in Winter: Scale back watering during the dormant period in winter to prevent overhydration.

V. Humidity:

  1. Low Humidity Tolerance: Thrives in low humidity environments; additional humidity is not necessary.
  2. Adequate Ventilation: Ensure proper air circulation to prevent fungal issues, especially in humid conditions.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Sparse Fertilization: Feed with a diluted, balanced cactus fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  2. Dilute for Young Plants: Adjust fertilizer concentration for young Rat Tail Cactus or those recently propagated.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Minimal Pruning: Trim or prune sparingly to maintain the natural trailing form and remove any dead or yellowing stems.
  2. Remove Dried Flowers: Trim off dried flowers to encourage continuous blooming.

VIII. Support:

  1. Hanging Basket or Container: Showcase the trailing beauty of the Rat Tail Cactus by planting it in a hanging basket or container.
  2. Provide Support for Long Stems: If stems become too long, consider providing gentle support to prevent breakage.

IX. Repotting:

  1. When Root-Bound: Repot when the roots outgrow the current container, typically every 2-3 years.
  2. Spring Ideal: Spring is an ideal time for repotting to coincide with the plant’s natural growth period.

X. Propagation:

  1. Stem Cuttings: Propagate through stem cuttings; allow cuttings to dry and callus before planting in well-draining soil.
  2. Offsets: Occasionally, the Rat Tail Cactus produces offsets that can be carefully separated and planted for propagation.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Yellowing Stems: Adjust watering if stems begin to yellow; ensure proper drainage to prevent overwatering.
  2. Soft or Mushy Stems: Watch for signs of overwatering and adjust watering accordingly to prevent root rot.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Trailing Elegance: Embrace the trailing elegance of the Rat Tail Cactus by displaying it in a location where the stems can cascade freely.
  2. Create a Cactus Ensemble: Pair with other cactus varieties or succulents to create a captivating and diverse desert garden.

Immerse yourself in the whimsical wonder of the Rat Tail Cactus as it graces your living space with its unique and trailing beauty. Following this care guide tailored to its specific needs, you’ll cultivate a captivating display, adding a touch of nature’s enchantment to your indoor sanctuary. May your Rat Tail Cactus thrive, creating a mesmerizing tapestry of succulent charm in your home.

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Check more

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $199.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

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