|Price||No value as foodstuff|
|Manga||Gourmet 130 (volume version)|
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Faucet Cactus (蛇口サボテン Jaguchi Saboten) is a poisonous and carnivorous plant that lives in deserts.
A carnivorous plant that entices thirsty animals in the hot desert to come drink its poisonous water. This then kills them so that the Faucet Cactus can absorb the nutrients from their corpses. Despite it appearing to be a simple cactus, it is actually classified as a plant beast, however the Faucet Cactus is not aggressive because it cannot move from where it is rooted, and it won't harm anyone as long as they steer clear of its water. However, the need for water in the sweltering desert is so great that fighting off the urge to drink from it is more difficult than fighting off a ferocious monster and once dead the Faucet Cactus will quickly take the nutrients from its victim's body.
Mellow Cola ArcEdit
While traveling through Sand Garden, Komatsu notices the cactus and quickly goes to it. He is surprised it has a faucet and wants to get water from it and for the camels to drink, too. Toriko stops him and tells him to look around him. Komatsu notices multiple bones of dead animals. Toriko tells him that the Faucet Cactus is a plant that lures thirsty animals, poisons them, and, after they die, absorbs the nutrients from their corpses to grow.
- Created by Arisa Yanagisawa from Gunma.
- The Faucet Cactus's creator also created the Iai-Aye.
- Originally the Cactus wasn't included in the chapter featured in the magazine, but 2 pages were added in the tankobon (volume) version including the cactus.
- The plant wasn't featured in the anime series despite that the volume featuring it had already been released before the anime reached the Mellow Cola Arc.
|Locations||Desert City • Desert Labyrinth • Gourmet Pyramid • Lift Houses • Sand Cloud Valley • Sand Garden • Sand Kingdom • Three Way Road|
|Inhabitants||Guemon • Hades • Fake Kaka (supposedly) • Jiji (formerly) • Tenshu|
|Beasts||Dangoal • Desert Shark • Eight-Tailed Scorpion • Escarjaw • Evil Hunter • Faucet Cactus • Fly Shark • Gorgops • Hercules Dragon • Mimic Bagworm • Monoclops • Salamander Sphinx • Sand Flower Fish • Tiger Fang • Unicorn Cerberus • Water Storage Camel • Wine Storage Camel|
|Ecosystem||Faucet Cactus • Mellow Cola • Sand Ice • Sand Rainbow|