The name of the genus Aporocactus comes from the Greek word "aporos" meaning "impenetrable", referring to its dense tufts of spiny, drooping stems. Often called "Rat's Tail Cactus" for the peculiar shape of its stem. Aporocactus is native to Central America and Mexico, where it grows in dry forests and therefore, it stores water in its stems to survive during drought periods. In springtime you can admire its beautiful pinkish colored flowers. It is a beautiful apartment plant that is easy to grow, perfect even for beginners.