Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail - Planet Desert
Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail - Planet Desert
Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail - Planet Desert
Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail - Planet Desert
Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail - Planet Desert
Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail - Planet Desert
Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail - Planet Desert
Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail - Planet Desert

Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail

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Cleistocctus winteri Golden Rat Tail

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Cultivation and Propagation: Cleistocactus winteri is of easy culture, which makes it a good cactus for beginners. It suited to hanging baskets as well as pots.
Soil: Use a loose well drained cactus mix.
Repotting: Since they are rapid growers need plenty of space for their roots, repotting with fresh potting-mix should be done every other year or when the plant has outgrown its pot. However, repotting doesn't necessarily mean they'll need larger containers.
Sun Exposure: Require filtered bright light, partial sun or light shade, but not in full sun that will sunscald it.
Watering: They require moderately watering through the growing season. This can be done weekly or more frequently during the summertime, if the weather is sunny enough, but allow to dry fully before watering again. Kept this way, plants will show a healthy growth. Keep rather dry as soon as the temperature starts dropping in October and keep it dry in winter. The plant survives outside without protection in winter (cold hardy to -2° ) but is then somewhat prone to rot, too.
Fertilization: Give an occasional high potassium liquid feed during the active growing period.
Hardiness: Winter care presents no problems at temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade with plenty of light, but frost hardy to -2°C for short periods if very dry. This plant needs a period of cool rest in winter to produce flowers abundantly. It flowers freely indoors too if conditions suit it.
Pest and diseases: They are generally fairly easy to grow, especially if kept pest-free. They are susceptible to, scale insects and spider mite. Watch carefully for infestations of stem and root mealy bugs, and damage from these may well initiate fungal attack.
Propagation: Easy to propagate from cuttings or seeds. Take cuttings spring or summer, let them dry till the ends callous well. Then replant them in fresh cactus soil that is ever so slightly moist, and keep it that way till they root. Surface sowing is the best; seeds germinate in 14-28 days at 20° C, remembering that seedlings dislike strong light and dry conditions.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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RB
07/20/2020
Raquel b.
United States United States
Glowing beauty

Thanks for this beauty. Never disappointed in anything I’ve purchased from you:

RB
07/20/2020
Raquel b.
United States United States
Top notch

Love my goldie. Top notch company.

RS
07/20/2020
Ronald S.
United States United States
Great Quality & Healthy Plants

I always enjoy browsing through your plants online, and buying ones to add to my collection. When they arrive, they are always packed perfectly in the box to prevent any damage. I only wish your out of stock plants could regenerate more quickly. Still waiting on a couple columnars to be restocked. Always great looking and healthy plants.

EB
06/02/2020
Elba B.
United States United States
Love my cactus.

Wonderful l be ordering some more soon.

CB
05/11/2020
Christian B.
United States United States
Awesome Plant Shop!

The shipping was perfect, the cactus is perfect, and is a wonderful addition to my collection.