The Dog Tail Cactus is a one-of-a-kind and attractive plant that is easy to care for and adds a whimsical touch to any home or garden. Its long, slender stems and lovely white flowers set it apart from other cacti and succulents.
The Dog Tail Cactus, or Selenicereus testudo in Latin, is a flowering plant native to Central and South America. It is known as the "Dog Tail Cactus" because of its long, thin, curved stems resembling a dog's tail.
Look for a plant with long, slender green stems covered in tiny spines to identify a Selenicereus testudo. The plant's stems can grow several feet long and have distinct wrinkles or ridges running along their length. The cactus may also produce small, yellowish-green fruit with a sweet taste.