Aporocactus

 

The name 'Aporocactus' comes from the Greek for "Cactus that is not penetrable". This genus has been merged recently into Disocactus. 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. Aporocactus are propagated by cuttings.

They will not tolerate any frost. They strive in shade. They turn yellow and stunted if they have too much sun.

Aporocactus blooms in early spring. The large 2-inches long (5 cm) flowers last several days, and are pollinated by hummingbirds.

Species and varieties
Aporocactus conzattii synonym of Disocactus martianus
Aporocactus flagelliformis synonym of Disocactus flagelliformis (Rat Tail Cactus)
Aporocactus flagelliformis var. leptophis synonym of Disocactus flagelliformis (Rat Tail Cactus)
Aporocactus flagriformis synonym of Disocactus flagelliformis (Rat Tail Cactus)
Aporocactus leptophis synonym of Disocactus flagelliformis (Rat Tail Cactus)
Aporocactus mallisonii synonym of Disocactus 'Smithii'
Aporocactus martianus synonym of Disocactus martianus
Aporocactus martianus var. conzattii synonym of Disocactus martianus
Aporocactus moennighoffii synonym of Disocactus 'Moennighoffii'
Aporocactus williamsonii synonym of Disocactus 'Moennighoffii'

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