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Rat Tail Cactus- Aporocactus Flagelliformis- 4 cuttingsYou're offerding on 4 cuttings of rat tail succulent (approx. 5" + long).
HOW TO GROW CACTUS CUTTINGS
1. A cactus cutting must be “calloused over,” meaning the
cut end of the pad is dry and has sealed itself over in order to protect
2. Place your dry cut end approximately 1 to 2 inches into
the soil. Pack soil down firmly! Do not water for 2-3 weeks. Then water well.
And allow the soil slightly dry between watering.
3. Place in a bright, warm, sunny location. Plant outdoors
if possible after danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed for the
season. Plant may need to be protected for the first couple of years until they
establish and harden off.
4. Cactus will begin to root in anywhere 2-6 weeks. When
roots have established, the plant will then start to show new growth.
About the plant:
Plant Type: Cactus
Description: Stems able to reach more than six feet (180
cm) in length with 10-14 grooves. The areolas each have a tuft of very short
spines. Flowers flaring from a narrow base are a deep pink.
Environment: Suitable for the home or a
Growing Ease: Will
grow for anybody Temperature: 50-75°F,
Lighting Needs: Does
best in full sunlight coming
from the South/West
Soil Type: Never use ordinary potting compost or garden soil,
there are general purpose cactus mixes available. If you want to mix your own
take: 2 parts barely fibrous
garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part fine gravel. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering: Drench the soil
and let it become barely moist between waterings. Remember to reduce watering
during the winter. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic and
water after sunset with warm water. Fertilizer: Feed once a year during the spring with a
water soluble fertilizer.
Prone to mealy bugs, spider mites and scale.
Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or
greenhouse. Propagation: Seeds/
cuttings (let the cut end dry out first) in the spring through summer. It is best to propagate seeds in a
mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag
secured by a rubber band to prevent moisture from escaping. Place in indirect
sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has
been growing for a while. After dividing, plant in the plant's regular potting
Tips & Care: Never turn the
plant while it is in flower. Keep cool in the winter. Put a layer of small
gravel at the bottom of the pot and also one inch on the top of the soil to
prevent stem rot. An ideal plant
for a hanging basket.
During cold weather- If you want your plant(s) to be
safe during the cold, Heat
Pack is available for $3.25 can be purchased at my store under Heat Pack.
Combine Shipping: $2 off on shipping for any additional item.
All effort and care will make to pack plant, but I cannot guarantee the
blooms or buds due to conditions beyond my control during shipping. I
also cannot be held responsible if the package islost or damage by the
postal service. It is your option to insure the package. Please
include insurance fee if you want your package to be insured.
I will ship ASAP when payment is
received, and generally ship from Mon – Thurs. I sometimes ship on Fri. if it’s
a cactus/succulent or plant that I think can stay in box over the weekend.
SORRY, I DO NOT SHIP
get your plants to you in a timely manner, Paypal is my preferred method of
All payment must due within 3 days of purchase. If a payment is not made in 3-7days and I
don’t receive any response from you, I reserve the right to relist the item. I
can hold your item(s) for a few daysif you wish to combine shipment with
other items. But as you know, it is best to ship items in bloom
you ever have any questions or problems, PLEASE contact me and we’ll work it
PLEASE! ALL SALES ARE FINAL!