Cleistocactus Winteri Cristata Golden Rat Tail
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Cleistocactus Winteri Cristata is commonly known as “Golden Rat Tail”. Having an origin in Bolivia, this interesting cactus belongs to the Cactaceae family. They are creeping or hanging cacti with long coiled stems covered in small golden thorns. Gowing up to a height of 2 to 5 meters, Golden Rat Tail is a magnificent plant that will add a touch of wilderness to your garden.
Cleistocactus winteri Cristata has a slow growth rate.
This cactus blooms in late winter to early spring, with orange or salmon-pink flowers.
Watering and Feeding
During the growing season, the Golden rat tail requires moderate watering. If the weather is sunny enough, this can be done weekly or more frequently during the summer, but allow it to dry completely before watering again. During the active growing period, give a high potassium liquid feed on occasion.
Use a well-drained cactus mix soil for this variety.
Winter care is simple for Cleistocactus winteri cristata at temperatures ranging from 5 to 15° C. This plant is frost hardy to -2° C (28.4° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 9 to 11.
Filtered bright light, partial sun, or light shade sun exposure is required for the plant’s growth. Avoid placing it in full sun as it will cause sunburn.
Golden rat tail cactus is simple to propagate from cuttings or seeds. Take cuttings in the spring or summer and allow them to dry until the ends callous well.
Cleistocactus Winteri Cristata “Golden Rat Tail” cactus complements modern interior decors that are predominantly white with small accents of stone or light-colored wood.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid summer-early fall|
|Common Name||Golden rat tail|
|Frost Tolerance||28°f (-2°c)|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Height||6-12 in. (15-30 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||Cleistocactus winteri Cristata Golden Rat Tail|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|