Set of 5 Cuttings Rat Tail Cactus Aporocactus Flagelliformis - Exotic Succulent Plant

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+ $6.95 shipping
$4.99+
+ $6.95 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States

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5x5" cuttings Rat Tail Cactus- Aporocactus Flagelliformis

You will receive 5 cuttings appro. 5 inch long.


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.

Plant Pests: 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 mix.

Gardening 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.



    Reviews
    Average review
    (48)
    Aug 6, 2018 by missv0490
    Aug 3, 2018 by Sarah Starr Locker
    Plants arrived in perfect condition. Planted and looking good so far. Thank you.
    Aug 1, 2018 by Paula Mersing
    Great cuttings, very well packaged. They are already rooted and growing! Thank you so much.
    Jul 6, 2018 by Teena
    I received 5 new, healthy cuttings, safely packaged. The order arrived on time. I'm very happy with the purchase.
    Jun 17, 2018 by lsearls

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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We ship out our orders 5 days a week, and even on Saturdays when possible. We use Priority Shipping, Standard Parcel and FedEx based on the size, weight and distance. We try to send out all orders within 1-5 days of recieving payment but at times it may take a bit longer to do so. Please contact us if you need it immediately.

Shipping is only available within U.S., no international shipping.

We/Seller is NOT responsible if the package is sent to the incorrect address. Please make sure you give us the right address.

Plants like and need light! Please open your box immediately upon arrival and be mindful of the weather. Extreme colds and extreme heat can damage plants as well.

Shipping costs are not refundable. Please be aware of climate Uconditions in your area at the time you order. We are not responsible for freeze damage. We do offer a heat pack to assist the plants comfort and safety during the journey if the temps are between 30-40 degrees. The hot packs stay warm for up to 72 hours. If your temps are cooler, we can also ship priority 2 day with a hot pack for optimal results! BE sure to email us and let us know if you need expedited shipping per the weather!


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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
We take great care in the packaging of your plants, but unfortunately the same cannot always be said in how they are handled once they leave us. Sometimes soil will get loose from their containers/pots, just lightly brush off the plant and place the soil packing it around the roots.
If you are unhappy with your order for whatever reason, please contact us within 24 hours and we will do our best to make the situation right. If possible, please take a few pictures and email them to us as it will help us figure out the best way to resolve any problem. We value our customers and want you to be happy with your purchase!

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Succulent FAQs
What do I do when my plants arrive?

Be sure to immediately bring your package inside and completely unwrap your plants. All Shop Succulents plants are packaged with shredded paper to keep them secure, dry, and warm in transit. Often it is easiest to open the box from the bottom and carefully remove the pots. This allows you to remove the crinkle paper from the plants without disturbing the plants. Gently blow off any loose soil from the leaves. Place your plants in a location that they will be able to receive soft sun or indirect light. Only water your plants if the soil is completely dry. Refer to the Succulent Care guide above.
What if soil is displaced or my plants fall out of their pots in transit?

We take every precaution to fully protect your plants in transit. From time to time a package will endure a little more stress in transit causing some soil or plants to come loose. Succulents are incredibly resilient plants, requiring little care, and not easily damaged. Should this happen simply collect the loose soil, put it back in the pot, moisten the soil and make a depression in the soil to replant the succulent. Place the succulent in the depression just created and gently push soil back to hold the plant in place.
How do I replant my succulents?

Potting up or re-planting succulents is incredibly easy. Succulents boast many species and grow in a variety of ways. Often times the plant is easy to remove from it's original pot, where essentially the entire plant and soil base are easily removed from the cup. These are pretty self explanatory to replant. It can be mentioned here, that if the container is fairly shallow and needs less then the entire soil base, you can simply grab the soil and break off up to half of the soil base and roots without putting the plant in shock. Some species (like sedums and crassulas) have a tendancy to come apart when removing them from their pot. These species tend to grow for coverage and offer that 'spilling' or 'trailing' effect. As they may not be spilling or trailing in the 2" pot they will be once repotted and allowed a little space to grow. To manage these plants you will want to squeeze the sides of the pot to loosen the soil a bit. Put your hand over the whole top of the plant while turning the cup upside down. This will start to remove the plant from the container. Use your other hand to grab around the soil just under the plant itself. This will keep the plant and roots together for replanting. You will want to create the depression in the soil with your other hand while not taking your hand off the soil around the plant. You can then place the plant and soil in the space created and gently compress the soil around the plant to be sure it does not come apart. Finally, some succulents will have multiple plugs in each pot. These succulents often look like individual sticks. If the plant is easily removed by itself with little soil and or roots attached do not be alarmed. Many species have delicate or shallow root systems. It is ok to remove just the plant and plant it wherever you like. The plant (with proper care) will take root and continue to grow. Many succulents are grown from cuttings off of mother plants. This simply means a cutting is taken from the mother plant (given a day or two to dry) and replanted in soil. These plants start without roots but easily begin to take root and grow.

Helpful Tips:

-The chalky substance found on most succulent leaves is a protective substance that helps protect the plant from pests, disease, and sunburn. Do not intentionally rub off this film. It is best to handle the plant at it's base to avoid removing this chalky substance from it's leaves.